obsessive compulsive disorder treatment

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is treatable in American Fork, UT

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of many  anxiety disorders that can affect your job performance, school, work, and relationships. You may also notice it affecting your sleep, appetite, and ability to focus. OCD affects approximately 1 in 40 people or 2% of the population according to the National Institute of Mental HealthOCD symptoms usually manifest during the teen or young adult years, but they can start in childhood as well. Symptoms usually begin gradually and may vary in severity throughout life, and it can be difficult to get a diagnosis. On average, it takes people 14-17 years to receive an accurate OCD diagnosis (International OCD Foundation).  OCD is an extremely distressing disorder, and people who experience it often feel out of control and overwhelmed. 

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research shows that exposure and response prevention has an extremely high success rate of 65-80% for
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What is

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterized by recurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that an individual feels compelled to repeat over and over to relieve the discomfort of the reoccurring thoughts.  The thoughts are unwanted and cause significant distress is an individual's life. OCD can be difficult to diagnose and often people go years without understanding their symptoms as OCD. Remember, if you feel like something is not quite right, even if you can't put your finger on it, it might be time to speak to a professional.
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what are obsessions and compulsions?

Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. They are outside of the person’s control and occur over and over again. People with OCD do not want to have these thoughts and find them deeply distressing. Obsessions are typically accompanied by feelings such as fear, disgust, uncertainty, and doubt. Also, the feeling that something has to be done in an exact, certain way. Obsessions are time-consuming and interfere with the individual’s daily life and relationships. Most people will have unwanted or intrusive thoughts from time to time. The difference in individuals with OCD is that these thoughts come frequently and trigger extreme anxiety that interferes with their daily functioning.
(Source: International OCD Foundation)

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person does in order to decrease the discomfort they are feeling from the obsessions. For people with OCD, compulsions are not pleasurable. Most people with OCD would rather not engage in these behaviors, but they engage in them because they believe they will prevent bad things from happening or will reduce the distress of the obsessions. If you or someone you know might have OCD, it may be time to reach out to an ERP therapist. Our American Fork, UT practice has dedicated OCD therapists to support your journey! (Source: International OCD Foundation)

Studies show that about 75% of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit.

American Psychological Association


fear of germs/contamination

unwanted, forbidden thoughts about sex, religion or harm

aggressive thoughts towards self or others

having things symmetrical or in a certain order

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If you have been experiencing these symptoms more days than not for at least an hour per day, you may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Schedule an appointment at our American Fork, UT location with one of our OCD therapists to get help.




washing and cleaning

Repeating (body movements, activities, doing things in multiples ie:going in/out of the door three times)

mental compulsions (counting, cancelling/undoing words)

putting things in order until it feels right

Nikki has guided me through the most important self-navigating to date. Before our first meeting, I knew I needed some help but wasn't exactly sure what was going on. After every meeting I have new direction to improve myself and my relationships.


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The OCD therapists at our American Fork UT practice are available to help you navigate through any struggles you may be facing, so you don't have to go through them alone. You have greater strength than you may recognize. The Family Therapy Clinic in American Fork UT, is here to support you.

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