Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD report experiencing an uncontrollable and irrational need to check things repeatedly and/or experience patterns of thought to perform routines and rituals over and over. Those patterns of thought and repeated performance of rituals cause significant distress and negatively impact the ability to function independently.
As with many mental health disorders, there is no certain cause of OCD, but rather agreement among professionals that the severity of symptoms can be greatly influenced by genetic, environmental, medical, and social factors. Although OCD symptoms can be severe, they can be treated effectively with medication management in conjunction with psychotherapy. The following are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of OCD:
Medication management for OCD typically provides for a combination of antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications. Psychotherapeutic treatment for OCD typically includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT, such as exposure and response prevention.
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