- Do you feel the need to constantly double check things, like locks, appliances or light switches?
- Do you spend an excessive amount of time ordering or arranging things “just so”?
- Do you have a fear of being contaminated by germs?
- Do you count, tap or repeat certain words to reduce your anxiety?
If so, you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Keep in mind, just because you have obsessive thoughts from time to time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have obsessive-compulsive disorder. The two are different.
However, if your thoughts and/or behaviors are so troubling and time-consuming that they interfere with your daily activities, it may be time to visit a therapist or doctor.
Exposure and response prevention therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and habit-reversal training can be very effective in managing your symptoms.
The therapists at Vista understand that living with OCD can be scary, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Therapy can help you understand and better manage your thoughts and behaviors.
Contact us to today to learn more.