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Do you have persistent unwelcome thoughts, ideas or feelings that drive you to repetitively perform acts that don’t seem to have rational purposes? And do those acts drastically hinder you from carrying out your daily activities and interactions with other people? If so, you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
The therapists at the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center are experts at helping people deal with a wide range of psychological issues, including OCD. Please know that there’s no need for you to feel embarrassed or ashamed about your malady. Our skilled therapists are deeply knowledgeable about OCD and are well-educated in the ways and means of how to help people manage this condition.
An indication of OCD means that the person performs uncontrollable compulsive acts more than once day per day. Common symptoms include constant hand-washing, hoarding, being consumed by worry that a ruinous event will soon happen to them, and a preoccupation with organization and symmetry. There are many other kinds of symptoms.
The impulses trigger considerable mental and emotional stress. Up to three percent of people in the U.S. have OCD. It frequently starts when someone is a child, adolescent or young adult. The typical age is 19. Among adults, it’s more common among women.
Unfortunately, people with severe OCD have little or no control over it. It rules their lives and frequently affects their family and friends. One of the most distressing aspects for an individual with severe OCD is that their family and friends have little or no understanding of the illness. This lack of comprehension leaves the person feeling isolated, misunderstood and depressed. Many individuals with OCD say that only others who suffer from the condition truly understand what it’s like.
At the office of Mars & Venus Counseling Center, all of our patients are treated with the utmost empathy, compassion, patience and no judgment. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can help you manage your condition. We look forward to hearing from you!
By New Jersey Centers for Counseling
January 25, 2021