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Most people will occasionally double-check things before leaving the house. Ensuring the coffee pot is unplugged, or the stove is turned off are good safety practices. However, someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) needs to check things repeatedly. Without OCD therapy in South Jersey, they will perform certain rituals and routines many times before continuing with their day. People suffering from OCD may feel there is no way out. Getting their symptoms under control seems impossible since their compulsions drive them. At Harmony Bay, there is hope for the future.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OCD

Obsessive compulsions are learned behaviors. They become repetitive and habitual to an individual when a person associates those behaviors with relief from anxiety. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is due to both genetic and hereditary factors. A person with OCD will likely face chemical and functional abnormalities in their brain.

OCD is still not fully understood, and the root cause is not definite. There are several theories as to where OCD derives from, including:

  • Genetic and hereditary factors
  • Chemical, structural and functional abnormalities in the brain
  • Distorted beliefs
  • Compulsions are learned behaviors developed from association with anxiety relief

It’s important to understand where your OCD may stem from in order to treat it better. Every person with OCD is different and has different obsessions and compulsions, which is why choosing the right OCD therapy is vital.

 

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