The treatment of mental health issues has come a long way in recent years. Not only does having a mental health disorder no longer carry the stigma it once did, but there are also more research-backed ways to treat the symptoms. Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions that people experience, and it can affect a person at any age and from any background. Understanding more about this mental health condition helps you or your loved one get the treatment that is necessary to enjoy a more positive sense of mental wellbeing.
Although OCD symptoms generally fall into one of these five sub-types, it is possible to experience a change in the nature and focus of your symptoms over time.
Obsessions are persistent and unwanted thoughts, feelings, or images that cause distress or anxiety. Those with OCD may try to ignore them by performing a compulsive behavior. Obsessions typically intrude when you’re going about your daily life, often getting in the way of your personal goals.
Examples of obsessions include:
Signs and symptoms of obsession can include:
Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that you feel as if you have to perform. Usually, these compulsions are in an effort to reduce anxiety from obsessive or intrusive thoughts. However, these compulsions often only provide temporary relief from anxiety.
Someone with OCD may make up rules or rituals they follow to help control this anxiety when having obsessive thoughts. These compulsions are usually excessive and not realistically related to the problem they’re intended to fix.
Much like obsessions, compulsions typically have themes as well, including:
Examples of compulsion signs and symptoms include:
There is no surefire way to prevent OCD. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help prevent OCD from worsening and negatively affecting your life. Some people with previously treatment-resistant OCD have experienced great success with the advent of Ketamine Infusions, an innovative new treatment option.
The current understanding is that Ketamine binds to receptors in the brain that increases the amount of a neurotransmitter, glutamate, is released. This will then set off a chain of reactions within the brain that affects thinking and emotional regulation.
To put this in simpler terms, the brain reacts to Ketamine in a way that triggers hormones that help create more positive emotions. This can occur within just hours after a person receives their infusion, but some people may need several treatments before they experience the highest level of benefits. If you or a loved one is battling with OCD we would like to invite you to give us a call to learn more.
Request A Consultation
Give Us A Call
***all submissions are confidential
We empower individuals towards an improved quality of life and well-being through comprehensive and compassionate care. Our vision is to help you start your wellness journey by becoming your provider of choice by bringing you new, innovative and proven therapies that are successful when traditional therapies are not.