Not many people know that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can devastate the lives diagnosed with it.
The unwanted thoughts and worries or “obsessions” that characterize OCD drive the individual suffering from this condition to engage in ritualistic, compulsion-based rituals, more known as “compulsions.”
Some people with this mental health disorder may spend most of their day engaged in various compulsions, to the point where they cannot leave the house or handle daily life.
People with OCD often seek professional help from a psychiatrist when the symptoms become unbearable. They often experience distress and frustration over their inability to control or resist compulsive behaviors.
Even if they can control their symptoms, they may return later, either in the same or a different form. For instance, some people who suffer from repetitive compulsions may find relief through therapy, only to relapse years later with checking obsessions.
That’s why many feel anxious and have irrational fears that they or someone close to them will suffer a terrible fate, second-guess their actions constantly, and constantly look for reassurance from others.
We at Healing Souls Psychiatry recognize the difficulty of dealing with OCD and aim to provide those with this condition with mental health services in Garland, Texas, tailored to addressing and managing your OCD tendencies.