Where is the line between a desire for organised items and a mental illness?
Some of us are described as ‘neat freaks’. But there is a difference between those who prefer their possessions classified into sections, and those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here at Life Resolutions Kingsford we specialize in identifying and treating this mental health issue.
From the name, the disorder comprises two elements, compulsions and obsessions. Obsessions consist of repetitive and unwanted thought patterns or urges that we cannot seem to shake. Compulsions are when we feel an overwhelming, irresistible urge to behave in a certain way. Someone suffering from OCD may be experiencing one or both of these. In practical terms someone with this disorder will feel an extremely powerful impulse to repeat thoughts and behaviours until they reach a desired feeling, however it’s a feeling that never arrives.
There are three main factors that are associated with OCD. First is our family history, it’s thought to have a genetic component. Other factors include our biological make up and our life experiences. For example, during someone’s childhood, being brought up in a family that demands extreme structure and cleanliness could potentially impact someone’s development of OCD.
Fortunately, If you are suffering from this we know how to help. Our qualified psychologists can produce a therapy plan using modern methods to help you manage your OCD… So, you can get back to enjoying life.
For more information about OCD and the ways we can help get you back on track. Please contact Life Resolutions Kingsford at 1300 668 256 or enquire online at www.liferesolutions.com.au/kingsford/counselling-services/ocd-counselling/