Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD
(We might) experience minor compulsions in our daily lives, like checking the door lock multiple times even if we’ve already locked it, or obsessively feeling the phone’s vibration or beeping even when it isn’t. These fixations are short-lived and manageable; they don’t hinder our daily functioning. However, this is not the case with people suffering from OCD. They are constantly experiencing fear and unwanted thoughts if they do not carry out their repetitive actions or rituals.
- Constantly feel the urge to wash hands?
- Experience intrusive thoughts about harming yourself or others?
- Feel the need to arrange things in a specific order?
- Constantly repeat a word or phrase even if it is unnecessary?
- Feel the need to carry out a task in a certain repetitive manner?
If you’ve answered yes to one or more questions mentioned above, seek help through therapy to manage your obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, and lead a healthier and fulfilling life.
With the help of therapy, you can identify unwanted or harmful patterns and reframe them to change your behavior gradually. It also teaches you relaxation or mindfulness techniques to cope with anxiety triggered by obsessive thoughts.