All You Need to Know About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Long Island Child Psychologist

Obsessive thoughts and images can occur to anyone. Sometimes these are just impulsive personality traits that fade away with the passage of time but if the obsessions, thoughts, impulses and images start controlling someone’s mind they can lead to a psychological disorder called OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

It is the mental health disorder that leads a person to get caught up in a repeated cycle of Obsessive thoughts and compulsions. The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can occur to anyone from any age and any walk of life. These people feel the unwanted triggers, intrusive thoughts, uncontrollable urges, and distressful feeling without any intension or desire. People suffering from OCD usually make attempts to get rid of these urges and obsessions and can understand that they are unneeded but still can’t resist them. The people with OCD need the help of a health professional or psychologist.

How Does the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Affect the Quality of Life?

Although all of us can have a compulsive behavior and obsessive urges in any part of our life but it doesn’t mean that we have OCD. The people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), face a constant cycle of obsessive thoughts and disruptive images or urges that can hinder their everyday life and make them unable to do their daily life pursuits actively.

What are the Signs that Show You or Your Child Can have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

The term Obsessive has become so common in our daily life that we don’t understand how the obsession, or an urge can lead someone to the mental disorder. Here are some of the common symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Everyone can have obsessive thoughts but children who can’t get rid of obsessive, disturbing thoughts that they can’t avoid or get rid of can be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and need to be checked by a psychologist.

Some obsessive thoughts lead some people or children to behave in a particular manner repeatedly without any reason.

They may face excessive preoccupation wit, games, illness, germs, dirt.

They may express doubts repeatedly or same kinds or urges again and again that they can’t get rid of their mind from.

Express aggressive, violent thoughts and urges.

Unreasonable fears, ideas about accidents or disturbing thoughts of harming someone.

What is the Treatment of the OCD?

The individualized treatment is decided after the detailed examination and assessment of the psychologist. After the detailed physical examination, medical history, and other examination procedures, the doctors usually treat effectively with a combination of therapy and medication. The long Island Child Psychologists have vast experience in helping the children suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and bringing them back to the healthy life.