Common OCD Behaviors

7th May 2019
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According to the International OCD Foundation, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions.”

Common Obsessions

The International OCD Foundation describes obsessions as, “unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.” They list common obsessions for a person suffering from OCD:

  1. Contamination
  2. Unwanted Sexual Thoughts
  3. Losing Control
  4. Religious Obsessions (Scrupulosity)
  5. Harm
  6. Perfection
  7. Other Obsessions (illnesses or superstitions)

Common Compulsions

 The International OCD Foundation describes compulsions as, “behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.” They list common compulsions for a person suffering from OCD.

  1. Washing and Cleaning
  2. Mental Compulsions
  3. Checking
  4. Repeating
  5. Other Compulsions (avoidance, arranging things or needing reassurance)

You can read more about these typical OCD behaviors on the International OCD Foundation’s website.

Ketamine – A Solution For Your OCD

Are you being tormented with your OCD behaviors? Are they affecting your daily life? If you are plagued with obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, ketamine treatments may be a solution for you.

If you’ve been diagnosed with OCD and have not found relief from other therapies, or want to be free from the side effects that come with other medications, call our team at Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles today. We’ve helped many suffering from OCD find relief from anxiety, depression and behavioral issues that come with this disorder.

Posted on behalf of Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles

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