Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


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Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors that interfere with our lives. The symptoms can be more related to obsessive thoughts, or show up as only compulsion with little or no obsessive thoughts. Symptoms can also be mild or severe. Obsessions often look like worrying obsessively about something specific so much that it dominates and distracts our thinking, and compulsions are things like having to wash our hands 3 times in a certain way, and if we don’t do it exactly right we need to do it over…and over).
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    – OCD versus OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder)

    OCD is not the same as being overly neat or concerned about germs, unless these thoughts and behaviors significantly interfere with our ability to function, whereas people with OCPD can be difficult to deal with and their symptoms may create conflicts in personal and professional relationships. OCD-related behaviors oftentimes are irrational, and people who struggle with OCD are often aware that these thoughts and behaviors are irrational to some degree, but they are unable to control these thoughts or refrain from the behaviors.

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    OCD can exist with other mental health concerns:

    OCD, depression and anxiety can coexist, and symptoms of OCD be the source of depression and anxiety. People with OCD may also suffer with undiagnosed ADHD. All of these mental health concerns are not mutually exclusive, and many of the same medications are used to treat several of these disorders. At MindVibe, our providers will discuss your specific concerns in all areas of your life in order to address your symptoms in a comprehensive and thoughtful approach.

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    Replace anxiety with OCD

    In most cases, symptoms of anxiety improve with psychotherapy or medications. Learning coping skills, making lifestyle changes, and learning relaxation techniques can also help. Both effective psychological and pharmacological treatments exist to treat your anxiety symptoms.

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Reasons you should see a mental health professional at MindVibe

Adults who are suffering from OCD are likely aware of their thoughts and behaviors; however, children are usually unaware that something’s amiss. Oftentimes, parents or teachers are the ones who first notice OCD symptoms occurring in youth or adolescents.

    • Fear of germs
    • The need to have things in perfect, symmetrical order
    • Taboo thoughts or other unwanted thoughts are things such as sex, religion, or harm
    • Aggressive thoughts toward yourself or toward others

Some of the more common obsession signs and symptoms include:

  • Fear of being contaminated with germs or dirt by shaking hands with another person or touching objects that are not yours
  • Feeling intensely stressed out when certain belonging are not facing in the same direction (need for order and symmetry)
  • Avoiding situations that could cause obsessive thoughts (e.g., avoiding shaking another person’s hand for fear of getting germs or dirt on your own hands)
  • Constant doubt that you locked the door to your house/car and/or turned your stove off
  • Thoughts about horrifically hurting yourself or hurting others
  • Obsessive thoughts about shouting inappropriate things or obscenities
  • Feeling stressed out when you replay unwanted sexual images in your head repeatedly
  • Fear of being embarrassed
  • Excessive doubt and need for reassurance
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What Online Treatment For Anxiety Is About

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    Online meetings
    Online treatment for anxiety is performed over the internet through video conferencing. This allows you to connect with your mental health professional in a place where you feel safe and comfortable.
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    Personal attention
    Treatment for anxiety is specific to each person and understanding what to expect and where to look when seeking help can reduce your stress and confusion.
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    Guarantee quality care
    At Mindvibe we offer anxiety treatment and other services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our experts will compassionately listen and walk you through the journey to recovery.
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Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions, with each having unique physical and emotional symptoms. They all have in common excessive worry and fear in situations that are not threatening.

Emotional symptoms include:
  • Persistent worry that is out of proportion to the situation
  • Overthinking to the worst-case scenarios
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling on-edge, restless, and being unable to relax
  • Fear of making the wrong decision
  • Inability to let go of worry
Physical symptoms include:
  • Nervousness
  • Feeling like your heart is racing
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle tension
  • Startling easily

Many people feel anxious when there is no apparent reason. You may feel intense worry about your safety or the safety of your loved ones or feel like something bad is going to happen in general. These emotional and physical symptoms can cause significant stress in all areas of your life including your personal relationships, at work, or in social settings. It is normal for these worries to change from time to time and age.

Symptoms of Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Children and Adolescents have similar worries to adults; however, they may have additional excess worries about a family members safety, their performance at school or at sporting events, being on time, or natural disasters-earthquakes or catastrophic events.
Children and adolescents with anxiety may:

  • Lack confidence
  • Seek approval
  • Require a lot of reassurance about their performance at school or at sporting events
  • Be a perfectionist and redo tasks
  • Feel overly anxious to fit in
  • Have frequent stomachaches
  • Avoid social situations or going to school

Types of Anxiety Disorders

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Is characterized by excessive and persistent worry about everyday life. This worry can consume hours of your time each day, making it difficult for you to concentrate and complete daily tasks.

2. Social Anxiety Disorder

Is more than shyness and is driven by irrational worries about being negatively judged or rejected in a social or performance situation. You may feel like you don’t know what to say or worry about saying something stupid. Social anxiety can cause panic attacks if you have forced or anticipated social interactions.

3. Panic Disorder

Is characterized by sudden, intense, feelings of terror and panic attacks, often occurring multiple times and without warning. Panic attacks can occur even if you are not thinking about something specific. Symptoms of panic are often mistaken as a heart attack, because of the powerful physical symptoms that you may feel, including- shortness of breath, chest pain, feeling like your heart is racing, and dizziness. This can lead to frequently worrying about them reoccurring.

4. Separation anxiety disorder

Refers to excessive worries and fears about being separated from someone you love or from your home. This is also common in children and adolescents.

5. Phobias

Are strong, irrational fear reactions to a specific or anticipated situation, often a specific situation, place, animal, or object. Fear of heights or snakes is an example.

6. Agoraphobia

Is characterized by intense anxiety and fear of a situation where it may be difficult to escape. Agoraphobia may cause you to avoid leaving your house to avoid situations such as traveling in a car or airplane, being alone outside of your home, or being in a crowded area.

Other Anxiety Disorders include:
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance or medication induced anxiety disorder

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