What is OCD?
OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, including obsessions (unwanted thoughts and urges that cause high levels of anxiety) and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or thoughts to lower the anxiety levels brought on by obsessions). OCD symptoms can include:
- Intrusive, anxiety-causing thoughts -- the thought of fear of bacteria, harming others, etc.
- Compulsive behaviors --washing hands, checking (security, appliances, etc.), ordering and reordering things to be just so
- Repeating certain thoughts silently -- repeating the same prayer or phrase without reason
- Reassurance needs -- needing to confirm with those they trust about their fears (that the proper action has been taken)
If you are unsure if you have OCD, take our short OCD quiz for adults, teens, and children. This brief quiz can help determine if you behave in a way that demonstrates a tendency toward OCD. While helpful, it is not intended to be a comprehensive diagnosis. We recommend you call or click for a free screening for a proper diagnosis.
Anxiety is a typical emotion people experience in life but becomes a disorder when a person experiences a higher level of anxiety on a consistent basis, changing their behaviors that interrupt their everyday life. Anxiety is feeling tension and fear about things or situations. There are different types of anxiety, like:
- Generalized anxiety
- Selective mutism
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorder
- Separation anxiety
If you are unsure about having an anxiety disorder, please take our anxiety quiz. While this quiz does not provide a diagnosis, it can help you understand if you may need assistance. If you are concerned with your results or would like to learn more, please contact us for a free, confidential screening.
OCD & Anxiety Residential Treatment
Within our residential level of care for OCD and related anxiety disorders, we offer separate nationally-renowned programs for children, teens, and adults. For details about each, including our treatment approach for OCD, a typical day in treatment, and our multidisciplinary team, click on the boxes below.