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What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological disorder which features a pattern of unwanted obsessions, irrational thoughts and excessive unreasonable urges to follow repetitive behaviors. Obsessions include intrusive thoughts that activate intensely distressing urges to do certain things no matter useful or useless. Compulsions are the patterns in which affected individual gets involved to get rid of the obsessions to fulfil and satisfy his/her urge or to decrease the distress. Our Practitioners are focused to provide the best guidelines on OCD in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY, hence can help you create better understanding about the detailed Pathophysiology of OCD.

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What are the different types of OCD?

It involves the constant need to check the stuff in order to avoid damage
Mental Contamination:
Mental contamination can be triggered when you feel yourself being badly treated.
It is the inability to dispose of useless or worn out assets/goods.
It is in fact a series of persistent thinking about a query or theme that is purposeless and fruitless.
Intrusive Thoughts:
Obsessional, disturbing and repetitive thoughts that are horrific in nature.
It includes the need to have everything organized in a symmetrical manner.
It includes the fear of being dirty and urge to clean the hands or stuff again and again.

What are the causes of OCD?

The exact causes of OCD are yet not known, but following factors are thought to play a role in developing OCD:
OCD might come from a disruption of transmitters in the brain that filters the thoughts and impulses. Consequently, you may experience obsessions and compulsions, family history, genetics, pressure and stress seem to be common causative factors of OCD.

What are the risk factors of OCD?

OCD usually tends to develop in late adolescence or early adulthood. A person having OCD has a 25% chance of having a blood relative who has OCD. OCD is often seen to occur in people who have other anxiety disorders, a psychological trauma and depression, etc. OCD often occurs during stress from major life changes, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or abuse etc. OCD symptoms may worsen during and immediately after pregnancy, fluctuating hormones can trigger symptoms of OCD. Risk factor assessment and statistical analysis in Kew Gardens, NY & and Farmingdale NY for OCD easily available to any client in order to give a sense of awareness and life style modifications to have a healthy life.

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Signs and symptoms of OCD:

Aggressive thoughts towards oneself or others.
Fear of contamination or germs.
An urge to have everything arranged in a certain order.
Urge to bring perfection in every matter.
Washing hands or stuff repeatedly in order to get rid of germs.
Organizing things in a precise way.
Counting stuff, again and again, to make sure about accuracy.
Repeating things.
Compulsive counting.

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OCD Treatment in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY:

  • Psychological therapy at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY is providing relief from OCD symptoms.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD is available at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.
  • Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is provided at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY for the treatment of OCD symptoms.
  • Medication: Combination medication treatment at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY is provided including Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs to treat anxiety related to OCD.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is given to OCD patients at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.
  • Intensive outpatient and residential treatment programs are available at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the relief of symptoms of OCD is provided at Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.

    Majority of us do suffer from some type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) which is affecting our lives. However, treatment and management of OCD can help to control the symptoms and bring us back to our normal days. At First Light Psychological Services, we have experts available to help you to get through OCD with proven and advance OCD Treatments in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY we have successfully treated a number of patients to get back to their normal days of life.
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