Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Symptoms of OCD may include:

  • Recurrent intrusive thoughts that cause marked distress
  • Repetitive behaviors or mental acts that lead a person to feel driven to perform in response to obsessions or to reduce distress
  • Excessive or unreasonable obsessions or compulsions that are time consuming and interfere with a person’s normal routine.

People in a relationship with someone struggling with symptoms of OCD are likely to be negatively impacted as well. A mental health counselor at Pathways can assist you in opening a door to a new way of life. Help is available, change is possible.

One or more of these signs may be present

Intense and chronic worry

Difficulty sleeping

Loss of appetite

Stomachaches and headaches

Fear of germs and dirt

Repetitive checking of doors, stove, sink, and other rituals or quirky behaviors

Concerns about losing things

Obsession with religion or gaming

How do I know if I am suffering from OCD?

  1. Are you having trouble sleeping?
  2. Do stomachaches and headaches plague you?
  3. Do you worry more than other people?
  4. Do you have problems completing assignments at school or work?
  5. Do friends and family say you worry too much?
  6. Is it difficult to finish a project because you keep thinking there is more to do?
  7. Are you concerned about dirt?
  8. Do you check things constantly?

If you answered yes to three or more questions, this might indicate that there is a problem. Pathways can help you get to the root of the problem for yourself or a loved one.

What should I do?

Obsessive compulsive disorder should be verified and treated by a mental health professional. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.