With obsessive-compulsive disorder, it`s as though the brain gets stuck on a particular thought, urge or behavior.
Obsessions are thoughts, and impulses that occur over and over again and seem to be out of control.
Obsessions are accompanied by a sense that things must be done in a way that is "just so"--perfectionism that becomes problematic.
People with OCD try to make their obsessions go away by performing compulsive behaviors.
Compulsions are acts performed over and over again.
The compulsive rituals are performed to obtain relief from the discomfort caused by the obsessive thoughts and impulses.
OCD symptoms can occur in people of all ages.
Normal worries and fears may increase during times of stress.
These symptoms become OCD when they persist, make no sense, seem out of control, and interfere with normal functioning.
Understand your symptoms and learn what to do about them.
The goal is to change your thought patterns to gain a sense of control and well-being.
OCD MANAGEMENT SKILLS PROGRAM
IDENTIFY obsessive thought patterns
DEFINE your compulsive behavior patterns
ACQUIRE skills to manage your OCD
RESOLVE anxiety, fear, and control issues
CREATE a healthier and happier you