Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment

Obsessive compulsive disorders impact the lives of approximately 12 in every 1,000 people in the United Kingdom.

12 in every 1,000 people in the United Kingdom. Yet only a minute percentage of people seek treatment due to feeling ashamed or embarrassed.

Widely recognised as a mental health disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders can drastically reduce an individual’s life quality.  However, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment is available to mitigate the ramifications felt.

If you have developed an obsessive compulsive disorder and have come to realise that it controls a large proportion of your life, it is in your best interest to secure obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment.

At Asana Lodge, we provide obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment to people from all walks of life at our residential rehab in Towcester.  If you would like to find out more about the treatment we can provide, please contact us today.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Common Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorders arise when an individual develops obsessions over certain aspects of their life.  The thoughts, feelings and worries encountered as a result cause them to adopt compulsions in a bid to minimise the obsessions encountered.

Although compulsions can help reduce anxiety for a short period, obsessive compulsive disorders are very much a behavioural cycle.  Sadly, this means that obsessions will once again arise upon obtaining a temporary relief from compulsions.

Across the United Kingdom, there are many forms of obsessive compulsive disorders.  However, the national obsessive compulsive disorder charity, OCD UK, states that all disorders will follow one of five themes.  The themes are as followed;

  • Checking
  • Contamination
  • Symmetry and ordering
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Hoarding

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An individual who has developed an obsessive compulsive disorder that falls into the checking theme will likely repeatedly check that they have locked their door multiple times.  Although they will know that the door is locked, they will continue to check until they are certain that the door is secure.

In contrast, an individual who has an obsessive compulsive disorder that falls into the theme of symmetry will obsess over the appearance of objects.  For example, clothes will need to be organised in a certain way to ensure that an individual can relax.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The signs and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders are similar to the signs and symptoms of other mental health disorders, such as anxiety.

Although a number of the signs and symptoms associated with obsessive compulsive disorders will be visible, the majority of signs and symptoms will be psychological.  This means that only the individual struggling with the disorder will know that an obsessive compulsive disorder is impairing their life.

Below, we have outlined some of the most common physical and psychological signs and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders.

Physical Symptoms

  • Consistently checking, counting, ordering and arranging items
  • Repeatedly asking for reassurance
  • Avoiding certain locations
  • Avoiding specific people
  • Hoarding items

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Psychological Symptoms

  • Feeling anxious
  • Becoming increasingly agitated
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling restless
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling paranoid
  • Experiencing pessimistic thoughts
  • Feeling scared or worried

If you experience any of the above symptoms and believe that you have developed an obsessive compulsive disorder, please contact us today.  We can provide you with the treatment you need to overcome your disorder.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment At Asana Lodge

As touched on above, many individuals struggle with obsessive compulsive disorders in silence.  However, as a disorder amplifies, various signs and symptoms will arise and ultimately reduce the quality of your life.

Although you may not believe that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment is needed, it is highly recommended.  Not only can treatment ensure that you are able to overcome your obsessive compulsive disorder, but it can assist you in alleviating any worries that have caused you to adopt compulsive mannerisms.

At Asana Lodge, we provide obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment to a number of individuals at our residential rehab.

Although the treatment provided entirely depends on the severity of an obsessive compulsive disorder and the psychological ramifications, if you attend our rehab for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment, you will likely encounter a number of psychological, well-being and holistic therapies.  Combined, the therapies we provide will ensure that you can overcome the obsessions you have developed and the compulsions you have adopted.

We have provided more information regarding our therapies and how they are effective obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment solutions below.

 

Psychological Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management and neuro-linguistic programming are just some of the psychological therapies provided to individuals struggling with obsessive compulsive disorders.

Typically conducted in one-to-one and group settings, if you encounter psychological therapy during your time in our residential rehab, you will be encouraged to discuss the obsessions that you have developed.  While this may cause you to feel uncomfortable, doing so will help you recognise the thoughts and feelings that you encounter at the height of your obsessive compulsive disorder.  In turn, with the support of our psychologists, you will be able to determine how you can manage your obsessions more effectively.

 

Well-being Therapy
In addition to providing psychological therapy, at Asana Lodge, we have found that well-being therapy is highly beneficial when considering obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment.

Typically, well-being therapy consists of activities such as yoga and meditation.

In addition to encouraging you to relax, well-being therapies will act as an additional outlet for you to channel how you feel when your disorder causes you to encounter unwelcome thoughts.

 

Medication Prescribed for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

For greater results, the prescribed medication should be combined with therapeutic treatment, such as CBT. Non-addictive, anti-depressants will be prescribed in order to control the negative symptoms of mental health issues. This will help to subsidise negative train of thoughts linked to OCD.

 

Outpatient Support

Once you’ve completed residential OCD treatment, our team will further support you through outpatient treatment. We will guide you through your long-term recovery, while ensuring that your OCD thought processes have been diminished and replaced with positive steps.

We will recommend regular support groups and contact to increase motivation and remind clients of how far they have come with their OCD journey. If you require any form of aftercare support, feel free to contact our team today.

If you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, we understand how difficult this can be. We understand how exhausting attempting to maintain your daily responsibilities can be while dealing with a mental health issue.

By seeking specialised support now, we will help you transform your life, helping you focus on motivating positivity, rather than falling onto your OCD symptoms.

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Self-help Tips for OCD

Alongside our specialised treatment, there are some steps you can take to decrease your OCD symptoms. We promote working on your mental health daily by providing opportunities for self-care. For some individuals this may be completed physical activity, for others this may be some quiet time alone.

Whatever works for you, we recommend consistent time. Additionally, increasing your knowledge and understanding of OCD will help you differentiate which areas of your life are being controlled by obsessive compulsive disorder.

The greatest self-help tip to follow is by seeking expert support by taking the first step to a positive future. Consider opening up today by recognising that recovery is possible.

 

Contact Asana Lodge for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment

Regardless of the obsessive compulsive disorder you find yourself victim to, at Asana Lodge, we can provide you with the treatment you need to make a long-term recovery.

If you are ready to overcome your obsessive compulsive disorder, please contact us today.

Our admissions team is on hand to provide you with support and guidance and ensure that you can commence treatment at our centre within a relatively short time frame.

 

Sources

www.ocduk.org/ocd/how-common-is-ocd/

www.ocduk.org/ocd/types/

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