Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is defined by a pattern of intrusive, unwanted and anxiety-provoking thoughts that trigger intense urges to engage in compulsive, repetitive and time-consuming ritualized behaviors. These rituals are designed to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessive thoughts, but they only provide short-term relief in what becomes an obsessive-compulsive cycle.
At both PCH Treatment Center and Community West, I have experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using exposure with response prevention (ERP), the gold standard approach to treating this disorder. I flexibly apply this treatment with clients in my practice.
Statistics and Research on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
It takes an average of
from the time OCD first appears for people to receive appropriate treatment.
1 in 40 adults
in the U.S are affected from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
of people with OCD will benefit from therapy connected to the appropriate treatment.