Although people with OCD will notice periods of increasing and decreasing symptoms through the years, doctors have yet to find a complete, long-term cure. This is the reason they work toward symptom management so that patients find ways to deal with them.
(PRWEB) January 27, 2014
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The center has been treating mental health disorders since 2003 and is now offering specialized Obsessive-Compulsive residential treatment. Bridges to Recovery is perfect for those who are looking for Obsessive-Compulsive residential treatment in Los Angeles. These centers offer licensed adult residential treatment programs, with one-on-one in-depth psychotherapy sessions to help people recover from their illnesses. The first-class treatment centers are like a home away from home with a helpful, friendly environment.
Four different classifications have been labeled for identification purposes. These are based on the symptoms exhibited by the patient, and some of these subtypes have been divided into even smaller groupings. They are as follows:
The repetitive compulsions in this subtype center around cleanliness. Patients fear that they have been contaminated in some way and make recurrent efforts to wash away non-existent dirt or germs. People in the contamination/washing subset can be further divided into two groups: those in the first group do not feel there is any danger to themselves or other people while those in the second group fear that their contamination will prove harmful to themselves or to people around them. Some even feel that they may spread germs or infection to their friends and families.
People with this subtype of OCD spend vast amounts of time checking their actions to ensure that they have not done something that will cause catastrophic consequences. This may mean that they return to check the lock on a door 20 times to ensure that they have secured their home. This type of behavior can go so far that the ritualistic behaviors concern events that never happened. For example, people in this subtype may check the closets repeatedly to make sure that they have not accidentally locked their child into one. These thoughts and behaviors ultimately lead to anxiety that is constant and difficult to control.
This subset includes obsessions about religious rituals, sexual themes, and fears of being harmed in some way. To cope with these feelings and the resulting anxiety, people often pray continuously or count in patterns. In this subset, feelings of guilt and shame can dominate a person’s thoughts until they feel overwhelmed and are unable to cope except through compulsive actions.
Hoarding involves an inability to dispose of collections of items that seem insignificant to other people. Hoarding can become completely disabling as those who suffer from it become so emotionally attached to items that they actually become depressed at the thought of losing them.
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