“It is estimated that 1 in 100 adults in the United States currently have OCD. This translates to 2-3 million people.” – International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
OCD causes people to have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). Other OCD-related disorders can include trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), excoriation (skin-picking disorder), and body dysmorphic disorder.
If you or someone you love is struggling with OCD treatment is available! Many patients see relief and recovery in a short period of time through the use of Exposure and Response Prevention
Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP)
ERP is a form of CBT that has been identified as the best form of treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. During the Exposure phase of ERP, the client, under the guidance of the therapist, will confront triggers to anxiety such as thoughts, images, objects, and/or situations that make them anxious or start the obsessions. The Response Prevention of ERP, refers to the choice the client can make to resist compulsive behaviors that seem to alleviate the anxiety triggered.