If you have been experiencing unwanted obsessive thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors that interfere with your daily activities and routines, you may be suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Commonly known as OCD, this condition affects millions of men, women and children in this country every year.
Rather than feeling ashamed or embarrassed and seeking to hide your feelings from others, please be aware that treatment is available that has been proven effective. The psychiatrists at Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center have had success treating patients through an array of therapies and medications. Our psychiatrists are medical doctors who are able to order testing, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, and administer one-on-one therapy in seeking to guide our patients to a place of well-being.
Some common obsessions connected with OCD include various types of contamination; an overwhelming need for things to be kept orderly; the continual need to check and re-check whether you’ve locked the door or unplugged the iron, etc.; and unwanted, aggressive thoughts about harming yourself or others. These thoughts lead to compulsive hand-washing, excessive orderliness, continually checking and seeking reassurance, and following rigid routines.
Signs of OCD often start gradually during the teen years or younger, and begin to become more pronounced as we get older, especially during times of high stress. Symptoms that started out as mild can escalate into patterns that become more pervasive and even disabling as time goes on.
The one-on-one talk therapy conducted by the psychiatrists at Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center has been exceptionally valuable in treating the causes behind the behaviors associated with OCD, as well as changing those behaviors themselves. The caring, supportive environment we create for our patients provides a solid foundation for hope and healing. The journey to a place of well-being requires an experienced, compassionate partner. Start your journey today by contacting our office for a consultation.