Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) impacts the lives of millions of people. Over 50% of people with the condition experience severe and long-term OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder can be debilitating. If you suffer from OCD thought patterns and repetitive behavior, you may realize that your actions or thoughts are irrational. But you also may feel hopeless to stop them.
People suffering from OCD often lose hours of the day to ruminations or repetitive behaviors, respectively known as obsessions and compulsions. Obsessive compulsive disorder can have a negative impact on relationships, work, ability to focus in school and other areas of life.
It is important to get treatment for OCD. Inpatient treatment programs at The Ranch are designed to help you with management of OCD. Our mental health professionals not only provide effective treatments for OCD patients but also help you recover from any co-occurring disorders.
Getting the Right Diagnosis
The first step to healing for people with OCD is to understand the scope of the problem. We do a medical assessment as well as a full psychological assessment so that we can identify all the issues you are facing. Research shows that around one-quarter of people treated for OCD also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. This is something we will address during treatment for OCD. Many people with OCD have other emotional issues. Common co-occurring conditions include:
- Other anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder
- Personality disorders
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Alcohol or drug addiction
- Other forms of mental illness
Why Inpatient Treatment Helps
Inpatient treatment for OCD offers space away from triggers that fuel OCD and substance abuse. You’ll benefit from 24/7 support. We’ll help you address issues that drive destructive behaviors and thoughts. Our mental health professionals can also ensure that you’re getting the full benefit of the latest research-backed OCD medications.
Facing Past Trauma
No one knows the exact causes of obsessive compulsive disorder. It is believed early trauma may play a role. This is why it’s important to explore childhood trauma within the safe, healing space we offer at The Ranch. Research has shown that people sometimes use alcohol and drugs to quell the symptoms of OCD. We support you in acknowledging ways you may have self-medicated yourself to numb the pain.
Therapies for OCD
OCD therapy with our mental health professionals may include some of the following:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (talk therapy) to change damaging thought patterns and learn healthy coping skills
- Exposure Response Prevention (ERP therapy)
- Family program
Our medical professionals may prescribe medication such as paroxetine (Paxil), clomipramine (Anafranil), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), sertraline (Zoloft) or another antidepressant. Obsessive compulsive disorder is further complicated when substance abuse compounds the problem. At The Ranch, we treat co-occurring alcohol and drug abuse.
Get Expert OCD Treatment
If you’re struggling with OCD, we can help. We use the latest evidence-based mental health treatments to help you manage your OCD symptoms and eliminate substance abuse. In anxiety treatment, we’ll help you get to the underlying causes and develop healthier coping skills. Call today for a free, confidential assessment: 844-876-7680