OCD Treatment

When do you need an OCD treatment center? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental condition in which an individual performs specific actions repeatedly or has the same recurrent thoughts. These thoughts and actions are uncontrollable and often consume a significant amount of time such as washing one’s hands excessively. Most people with OCD realize that their actions and thoughts are irrational yet they are unable to avoid them. Besides being time-consuming, obsessive thoughts often trigger unwanted feelings such as anxiety or disgust.

People with OCD might also have a tic disorder. Motor tics are sudden uncontrollable movements, such as eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. Common vocal tics include throat clearing, Hissing, Sniffing, and Snorting. The risk factors for OCD include genetic factors, environmental factors, and factors related to the structure and function of the brain.

To offer you the best treatments, THE BALANCE Inpatient OCD Clinic Treatment Center & Recovery employs a combination of psychotherapy and medication. The treatment program provided is personalized and is devised after a comprehensive assessment of each individual. Our team will also help you with stressful OCD symptoms by integrating relaxing techniques and activities such as yoga, meditation, and massage. Additionally, THE BALANCE can offer you advanced medical treatments such as TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) which targets a specific area of the brain to regulates OCD symptoms.

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Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD symptoms or behaviours include, among others:

  • Fear of contamination or dirt
  • Excessive cleaning or hand washing
  • Compulsive counting
  • Needing things orderly and symmetrical
  • Intense stress when objects aren’t orderly or facing a certain way
  • Avoidance of situations that can trigger obsessions, such as shaking hands
  • Following a strict routine
  • Difficulty attending work, school, or social activities