Anxiety & OCD Related Disorders

Anxiety is one of the mStorm on grey sky with grassost common, frequently occurring of concerns that brings people to therapy.  This family of disorders contains four distinct types- Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, and Specific Phobia.  Each has a distinct set of symptoms. But, Common themes among them all often fearfulness,  feeling on edge, or a sense of unease. This anxiety, which may be understood as the unhealthy counterpart of normal fear, can be mild and appear only occasionally, or it can be severe and all-consuming.  No matter the frequency or intensity, any anxiety that is non-productive (e.g. doesn’t warn us of real danger) is damaging to us physically, emotionally, and cognitively.  This is often exhibited in avoidance behaviors, dysfunctional/self defeating thinking, and physical symptoms.

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders are characterized by unreasonable, intrusive, and painful thoughts  (obsessions) that lead a person to perform repetitive rituals and behaviors (compulsions) in an effort to find relief. OCD and Related Disrders include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, Trichotillimania (hair pulling) Disorder, and Excoriation (skin Picking) Disorder.

Anxierty and OCD and Related Disorders often cause great suffering for the patient who lives with these conditions and to those who care about him or her.  Left untreated, they can cause severe consequences across all dynamics of life.  Fortunately, we have effective tools and methods to stop them and repair the damage they do.  There is hope!

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Want to know more about the different types of Anxiety and bsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders?  Check out the Client Resources  provided here:

VIDEO VAULT: Anxiety & OCD Related Disorders

 

DOCUMENT LIBRARY: Anxiety & OCD Related Disorders
 Anxiety Disorders- All Types
Understanding Anxiety Disorders and Treatment
Treating Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Social Anxiety Disorder-recognition, assessment, and treatent
Generalized Anxiety Disorder-when worry gets out of control
Phobias
What You Need To Know About OCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder- An Overview (Slides)
Hoarding Fact Sheet
Trichotillomania Fact Sheet
Excoriation Disorder

All of these disorders can occur in persons of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. No one is immune.  Fortunately, they can be treated. People who suffer from these and other disorders can lead fulfilling, meaningful, and productive lives.

There is hope!Sunshine on horizon graphicDo you or a loved one need help with these or other issues? Is so, we would be honored to assist you. Simply contact us to begin your journey toward creating the life you want.

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