Therapeutic Word of the Day: OCD

“Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is like an itch you cannot scratch that will not leave your focus. It is not something easily dismissed.”

OCD in truth is a common condition. At times, we can all become obsessive. There are times I do not like to do things differently, or like to do things different ways. At times for me, it is also difficult to get an idea out of my head. While we all have experienced these to some extent, real OCD is something devastating.

OCD can be expressed in numerous ways, from excessive hand washing to hoarding. What many do not understand is the true pain one can experience if they do not complete the obsession. It is not uncommon for people with OCD to have bizarre thinking attached to the obsession. I once had a Client who told me they would literally die if they did not wash their hands at least 30 times a day. For some, OCD can become a way of life that cannot be altered.

So, how to you fix this? You have to challenge the faulty thinking and beliefs. This is not an easy process. Often a therapist is required to help someone in this process. Treating OCD is not a quick process as sometimes it can take years of therapy to move past the beliefs and urges. If you know someone who suffers from OCD, understand how painful it is for them, and it is not something as simple as a choice.

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Nathan Driskell

Hello, my name is Nathan Driskell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor in the Houston / Cypress area specializing in the treatment of Internet Addiction & Asperger’s / Autism. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.

You can reach me at my website or call me directly at 832-559-3520 if you have any questions. Thank You!
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