Anxiety, OCD & Phobias

Anxiety, OCD & Phobias

At least, 1 in ever 5 people are currently suffering from an anxiety disorder, 1 in 40 are dealing with OCD and 1 in 20 with Hoarding Disorder. Some of the most prevalent include Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, and Panic Attacks. Another classification are OCD and related disorders, including many subtypes of OCD, Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Body Dysmorphia, and Hoarding. All of which are characterized by obsessions, extreme anxiety, and compulsions.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, involves having obsessive thinking patterns that can include unwanted thoughts, images or urges that make a person feel anxious or distressed.

Individuals who have Anxiety- and/or OCD-disorders have significant difficulty pushing away or ignoring their thoughts and fears. Avoidance strategies, reassurance seeking and in some cases ritualized behavioral or mental compulsions ensue.

Common signs of anxiety, according to the Mayo Clinic are:

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Having difficulty controlling worry
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

Common signs of OCD, according to the Mayo Clinic are:

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Constant checking
  • Constant counting
  • The repeated cleaning of one or more items
  • Constantly checking the stove or door locks
  • Fear of contamination
  • Hoarding
  • Thoughts that you might be harmed
  • Thoughts that you might cause others harm
  • And more

As licensed mental health professionals, we have extensive training in helping patients overcome and grow from their anxieties, fears, and obsessions. And together, we’ll create a strategy that works explicitly for you. In addition to individual therapy, DBT skills groups can also be extremely valuable in building healthier coping skills the really work and change lives.

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