Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD
) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.
If you're looking for help with OCD therapy in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz OCD therapist ,these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD therapists, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counselors in Santa Cruz. They can help with Santa Cruz OCD counseling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.
Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Santa Cruz or TTM or hair pulling in Santa Cruz or skin picking can be found from these therapists.