Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
For people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), obsessions are a way of coping with anxieties. Symptoms include racing thoughts, repeated unwanted thoughts or compulsive behaviors, and rituals such as the repeated checking of door locks. For example, people may deal with unwanted sexual thoughts by cleaning themselves so that their hands bleed.
OCD is a cycle of thoughts and events that are difficult for an individual to control. The obsessive thoughts racing through the mind create a sense of urgency, leading to a compulsive (repeated) behavior as a way to bring relief. The feeling is so brief that the individual is compelled to repeat the cycle over and over again. The repetition of a behavior may bring high levels of anxiety. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are treatable with a combination of medication, psychotherapy and behavior modification.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are:
- Senseless, upsetting, or bizarre thoughts or images
- Try but fail to block troubling or bizarre thoughts
- Worry excessively about dirt, germs, or other contamination
- Compelled to think certain thoughts or perform certain activities
- Wash or clean excessively
- Check things repeatedly
- Do the same thing over and over again
- Cannot carry on normal daily routines because of intrusive thoughts
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Inner Wisdom has a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where patients meet in groups with a therapist on a daily schedule. Patients have a variety of mental illness diagnoses, including Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse, which interfere with their ability to live a full and productive life. Students will have the opportunity to shadow therapists, facilitate therapy groups and Psychoeducation groups, meet individually with patients, and understand the case management required by Medicare and private insurance companies. Students work under a variety of therapists and can observe different styles and strengths. A strong team approach is encouraged. Students have the opportunity to get direct experience with patients and to use their skills creatively in offering therapy.
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