The Facts About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Symptoms of OCD are classified into two separate areas, obsession and compulsion. Obsessions are identified as persistent thoughts experienced, followed by compulsions, which are the acts influenced to perform physically or mentally. For some individuals, an obsession can be present alone. However, in severe cases, a combination of both OCD symptoms is present, effecting the inability to live each day without the element of control.
Living with OCD can be highly exhausting. Many severe mental health issues can develop from this diagnosis. If you are living with any form of OCD, seeking intensive treatment, offered by mental health professionals is recommended.
Here at Asana Lodge, we have a team of OCD specialists with industry leading treatment plans in place to help you work through symptoms. We understand that mental health issues are difficult to combat alone, therefore, we offer a handheld.
Treatments Suitable for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Whether you are living with a recent mental health diagnosis, or chronic obsessive-compulsive disorder, we have an array of industry leading treatments available. As individual cases of OCD vary, we will tailor a personalised plan full of methods suitable to treat OCD. With recovery in mind, we will assess the severity of your OCD, along with your symptoms to ensure the right treatment for OCD is recommended. You will receive a bespoke service, catering to your needs. The option for outclient or residential form of treatment will be provided depending on the severity and impact of your symptoms.
Treatment for OCD will work on both the obsessive and compulsive sides of your disorder, ensuring that the physical and psychological symptoms are controlled. Treatment options you can expect to complete include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT is a highly effective and favoured treatment option when considering OCD. It is in place to help individuals change their thought patterns, reduce anxiety and reverse characteristics of OCD. This treatment will consist of an exposure and response prevention approach. This is where an anxious scenario will be presented, by providing steps to overcome fear, diminishing the control of your obsessive-compulsive disorder routine.
CBT is designed for long-term results, helping individuals slowly disconnect from their negative thought patterns, while changing their perception on life.
Medication Prescribed for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
For greater results, 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.
Individual and Family Therapy
Alongside recommending therapeutic and medical methods, individual and family therapy sessions will be provided. When considering recovery of any mental health issues, talking therapies are highly successful. Breaking down barriers and acknowledging that a disorder is present will be the first step. From here an understanding of how OCD has affected an individual and their loved ones will help to build a strong support network. Educating one another will increase confidence and ability to move forward once a return home is recommended.
Once you’ve completed residential OCD treatment, our team will further support you through outclient 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 on 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 through 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.
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.
Our Support Here at Asana Lodge
Whether you’re struggling with OCD symptoms, or believe further mental health issues are arisen, here at Asana Lodge we can support you. We specialise in helping individuals who suffer with addiction, mental health issues and eating disorders heal both physically and mentally.
We believe that the support we offer through our luxury rehab will set you up for long-term recovery. We will cater to your personal needs, making rehabilitation comfortable. We will guide you each step of the way to ensure rehabilitation is effective, yet efficient. Our specialised team will use their experience to ensure that rehabilitation is possible, boosting your quality of life.
If you believe that OCD is controlling yours or a loved one’s life, get in touch with our compassionate team today. We will listen to your story and recommend the most appropriate treatment to help you both short and long-term. Our programmes are designed with recovery in mind. Our mission is to ensure each client experiences a positive journey to rehabilitation. Take the first step today of conquering your OCD by contacting our Asana Lodge team. Regain control of your life once again, armed with life-changing tools.