Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychological condition that generally leads sufferers to engage in certain repetitive behaviors. Without proper treatment, OCD can become debilitating, making it virtually impossible for the sufferer to live a normal and productive life. So if you or a loved one needs OCD treatment, come to Dr. Michael Fraser in New York, NY to see how we can help.
At the office of Dr. Michael Fraser, my goal is to provide the education, resources, and tools you need to better understand and manage your OCD symptoms for a happier, more productive life. We understand that each of our clients is unique. When you come to me, I will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to address your individual needs. And from the moment you contact our office, you can expect to be treated with the compassion, professionalism, and respect you deserve.
The successful and comprehensive treatment of OCD involves several components. First, cognitive and behavioral strategies can assist people in challenging the validity of their unwanted thoughts, as well as to decrease their undesirable and compulsive OCD behaviors. People who suffer from this condition often describe intensely disturbing thoughts that race through their mind, as well as feeling urges to engage in or avoid engaging in certain OCD behaviors.
Next, it is important to understand how stress and anxiety can give rise to obsessions and compulsions. When I work with someone who suffers from OCD, we spend time figuring out what the major sources of stress are in their life. Major sources of stress typically include work, family problems, relationship difficulties with significant others, as well as major life events that involve significant change.
Very often, such stressors trigger feelings that ignite a rise in OCD thoughts that are very disturbing. Moreover, high levels of stress often make people feel like they don't have much control over events, and compulsive behaviors can serve as a substitute action though which an individual gains some sense of control.