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SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND MYTHS - OCD

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What is OCD?

OCD is a mental health condition marked by compulsive actions and obsessive thoughts. Thepatient is troubled by these troubling ideas. They affect the person's capacity to carry out typical everyday chores and their quality of life. 

Some common signs of OCD.

 

Myths about OCD:

When it comes to OCD, there are a lot of myths and prejudices out there. One of the most apparent signs of OCD is an obsession with cleanliness. Being just organized or neat does not imply having OCD. Even though some OCD sufferers may fit this description, not all do. Other stereotypes about OCD include the idea that it cannot be cured and that it is the same as being terrified of germs or being filthy.

Treatment of OCD

OCD is a chronic mental condition that affects certain parts of the brain. However, there are ways to attempt to retrain the brain. By making more neurotransmitters available, antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might ease your OCD symptoms. Similar to how certain forms of psychotherapy can assist in giving you the assistance you need to control and deal with your symptoms.

Here at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, we recommend cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help control your thoughts and habits. Boston Neurobehavioral Associates provides comprehensive outpatient behavioral health and psychiatric care to all ages. The team of mental health professionals at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates is committed to reducing stigma and improving education about OCD. With the help of dedicated mental health providers at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, you can learn to manage OCD and restore your quality of life. If any of the OCD symptoms mentioned above affect you, contact Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, now offering psychiatric care in Rhode Island. Book your OCD evaluation by visiting www.bostonneurobehavioral.com or by calling us.

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