Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Highly-Qualified OCD Treatment for Men
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in men presents with obsessions or compulsions or both. Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that contribute to anxiety. Repetitive behaviors because of obsessive thought patterns are known as compulsions.
All men have repetitive thoughts and habits, but men with OCD have uncontrollable thoughts or unenjoyable behaviors that take up hours of their days. These OCD thoughts and behaviors significantly impact work, school, and personal relationships.
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
Symptoms of OCD
Many men with OCD know their habits and thoughts make little sense. These compulsions and obsessions are not enjoyable for them. But men with OCD have learned that if they stop the compulsions, the obsessions return.
Common OCD compulsions:
- Excessive handwashing and or cleaning
- Repeated checking (that the oven is off or that the door is locked)
- Arranging things in a precise way
- Compulsive counting
- Fear of shaking hands, touching doorknobs, or using public restrooms
Common OCD obsessions:
- Worries about personal safety
- Concern that other people will get hurt
- Fear of contamination or germs
- Taboo thoughts involving religion, sex, or harm
- Aggressive thoughts toward other people or oneself
- Needing things to be perfect or symmetrical
- Constant awareness of breathing or blinking
Motor or vocal tics (sudden, repetitive, brief movements) may also be present in men suffering from OCD. These include eye blinking, facial grimacing, head, and shoulder shrugging or jerking, throat clearing, grunting, or sniffing.
Addiction and OCD
Symptoms of OCD in men may come and go or ease and worsen. Men sometimes cope through avoidance of triggering situations. Although substance use may initially mask OCD symptoms by suppressing men’s intrusive thoughts and feelings, long-term use can interfere with treatment, exacerbate symptoms, and harm supportive relationships.
OCD Treatment Makes a World of Difference
A comprehensive OCD treatment plan should include:
- Evidence-based therapies
- Medical care (including medication, when appropriate)
- Psychiatric services and ongoing care
- Case management
- Spiritual care services
- Life skills training
- Continuing care planning
Origins Recovery Center provides individualized OCD treatment plans for co-occurring disorders like OCD while considering every aspect of a man’s well-being. Each man participates in a comprehensive behavioral health assessment to customize a plan of treatment.
Co-occurring disorders like OCD in men must be treated simultaneously, in the exact location, and by the same multidisciplinary treatment team. Medically intensive programming combined with private therapy sessions aimed at addressing each man’s unique situation is essential.
The team attends to each patient’s physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual needs. Our medical professionals, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists meet daily to collaborate. Origins Recovery Center’s integrated model improves long-term outcomes and quality of life.
People Can and Do Recover
Origins Recovery Center, located in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas, utilizes numerous research-based therapies and interventions to help treat men living with co-occurring diagnoses like OCD. Personalized, intensive, and integrated treatment combined with long-term support is critical to success.