Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

 

People with OCD may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.

Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety. Common symptoms include:

  • Fear of germs or contamination
  • Unwanted forbidden or taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, and harm
  • Aggressive thoughts towards others or self
  • Having things symmetrical or in a perfect order

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Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person with OCD feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought. Common compulsions include:

  • Excessive cleaning and/or handwashing
  • Ordering and arranging things in a particular, precise way
  • Repeatedly checking on things, such as repeatedly checking to see if the door is locked or that the oven is off
  • Compulsive counting

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Treatments and Therapies

OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Sometimes people with OCD also have other mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder, a disorder in which someone mistakenly believes that a part of their body is abnormal. It is important to consider these other disorders when making decisions about treatment.

Our assessments at Kuadra are comprehensive, in that we use Personality Assessment Tools, comprehensive intake and more to obtain an accurate diagnosis. We look at the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the presenting problems and treat OCD from its root cause.

Main Practice Office:

4100 East Piedras Drive

Suite 262

San Antonio Texas, 78228

 

Additional Practice Location:

100 W Central Texas EXPY

Suite 212

Harker Heights, TX 76548

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday

8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturdays

8:00am - 4:00pm

 

Phone: 210-314-7687


Fax:  210-314-7494

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