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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Living a happy and fulfilling life with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a definite possibility. AKUA Mind & Body is here to help!

We utilize a blended therapy approach to treat the whole person, taking mental and social factors into consideration, rather than treating just the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Our treatment program provides clients with the tools needed to effectively manage unwanted repetitive and persistent thoughts that are either repressed or carried out by these compulsions.

Compulsions are repetitive actions in response to persistent thoughts to relieve the tension and anxiety brought by the thoughts. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medications, or a combination of both. Examples of compulsions include tapping, counting, praying, checking, hand washing, cleaning, and repeating words.

Signs & symptoms of OCD

Since obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by both obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, each of these subsets has its unique list of symptoms:

Obsessive thoughts

  • Fear of contamination
  • Fear of uncertainty
  • Fear of losing control and harming others
  • Sexual thoughts
  • Aggressive thoughts Need for symmetry and order
  • Doubts associated with leaving the stove on or doors unlocked
  • Fears about having a disease or medical illness
  • Concerns about losing something or throwing away something valuable

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind & Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

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