Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder primarily characterized by repetitive obsessions (distressing, persistent, unrealistic and intrusive thoughts, fears, or images) and compulsions (urges to perform specific repetitive behaviors, acts, or rituals). People with OCD are often aware that their obsessions or compulsions are irrational, but they feel powerless to stop them. They feel driven to perform the compulsive acts in order to ease their stressful feelings. The obsessions and compulsions can become so frequent and intense that they can make it difficult for an individual to function. This can create significant distress and lead to additional feelings of anxiety and depression, which can in turn increase the obsessions and compulsions.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 281-333-2284 (Clear Lake area) or 1-800-685-9796 (The Woodlands). You can also click here to schedule an assessment online. Additional assessment times are available by calling the numbers above.