Behaviors We Treat
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
OCD is a disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety. Common obsessions are fears of germs, unwanted forbidden or taboo thoughts, aggressive thoughts towards self or others, and having things symmetrical or in a perfect order. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person with OCD feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought. Common compulsions include excessive cleaning and hand-washing, repeatedly checking on things and repeating actions, compulsive counting, ordering and arranging things in a particular, precise way. Another symptom OCD that may present is a tic disorder. Motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements, such as eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. Common vocal tics include repetitive throat-clearing, sniffing, or grunting sounds. Often, children will not notice any irregularities in their behavior and it is up to the parents and doctors to look out for any possible symptoms.
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Time is precious, get your child on the right track now.
Our Promise to you is an initiation of the assessment and treatment process within 30 days of initial contact, faster than any other behavioral practice in the state.