Mental Health

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Origins has over 35 years of experience treating people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Origins Behavioral Healthcare: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Origins Behavioral Healthcare: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


If you have an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may exhibit symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are thoughts, urges, or mental images that repeatedly occur, leading to anxiety, whereas compulsions are repetitive behaviors that you feel compelled to engage in because of obsessive thoughts. These symptoms can significantly impact all aspects of your life, including work, school, and personal relationships.

It is common for everyone to have repetitive thoughts or habits. With an obsessive-compulsive disorder, however, you can have thoughts or behaviors that take up hours of your day, are beyond your control, are not enjoyable, and interfere with your life.

But there is hope. Origins has been treating people with OCD for more than 35 years. Symptoms can be managed with proper obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment, and you can go on to live a happy, healthy, and enjoyable life.+

Common Obsessions

  • Worries about yourself or other people getting hurt
  • Fear of contamination or germs
  • Unwanted contemplation of forbidden or taboo thoughts involving religion, sex, or harm
  • Aggressive thoughts toward others or yourself
  • Having to have things in a perfect or symmetrical order
  • Constant awareness of breathing or blinking

Common Symptoms of Compulsions

  • Excessive hand washing and or cleaning
  • Repeatedly checking on things like making sure the oven is off or the door is locked
  • Arranging and organizing things in a particular, precise way
  • Counting compulsively
  • Fear of shaking hands, touching doorknobs, or using public restrooms

If you have OCD, you may also suffer from a tic disorder. Motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements, such as blinking the eyes, grimacing the face, shrugging the shoulders, and jerking the head or shoulders. Someone with a vocal tic may repeatedly clear their throat, sniff, or make grunting sounds.

You may know your OCD habits and thoughts make little sense. If you experience these symptoms, you already understand that you engage in these tasks not because you enjoy them but because you cannot quit.


Mental Health Is Complex and Requires Integrated Treatment

Integrated obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment is comprehensive programming that provides the necessary therapeutic resources to help you heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. Although there is no single cause of OCD, living with a mental health disorder can increase your likelihood of experiencing difficulties in your everyday life, including drug or alcohol misuse.

No matter your background or experience, you deserve a highly individualized treatment plan that addresses your personal challenges and capitalizes on your unique strengths. Our team is prepared to walk with you and help you develop a plan for lifelong healing that considers every aspect of your well-being: body, mind, and spirit.

A comprehensive obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment and recovery plan should include the following:

During your time with us at either an outpatient or residential level of care, you will participate in comprehensive behavioral health assessments to ensure that any mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and OCD co-occurring disorders you are experiencing are diagnosed and treated. Along with clinical interviews and sessions with your primary therapist, these assessments will provide a backbone for a customized treatment plan that considers where you are now and where you want to go.

Sophisticated Co-Occurring Disorder Care for Addiction and Mental Health

If you have OCD, you may completely avoid certain situations that trigger your obsessions or turn to alcohol or other drugs to cope. Although alcohol and drug use may initially mask your symptoms of OCD, in the long term, using substances can exacerbate your symptoms, interfere with your treatment, and disrupt your supportive relationships.

To be effective, addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment must be managed simultaneously, in the same location, and by the same treatment team. Our expertly trained professionals address co-occurring disorders through multidisciplinary programming at every level of care. At the detox and residential levels of care, we also offer medically intensive support for many psychiatric concerns, such as OCD and PTSD compulsions. Working together, our treatment teams will attend to your physical and mental needs and your psychological and spiritual needs. Our highly trained staff — from our medical professionals to licensed therapists and psychiatrists — meet daily to discuss your case and collaborate on solutions. This integrated treatment model has been proven to improve OCD recovery outcomes and quality of life.

Origins Center for Brain Recovery

According to a large-scale community study of mental health in adults across the United States, 90% of the adults who reported symptoms of OCD also had at least one other comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or a substance use disorder. These co-occurring disorders can influence and exacerbate one another, making treatment more challenging.

In Florida, the Origins Center for Brain Recovery (CBR) is an innovative program that addresses brain health with targeted, evidence-based therapies. Our CBR program was specifically designed to acknowledge the relationship between mental health disorders and to treat both concerns at once, offering you or your loved one a better chance at finding long-term wellness.

We offer rigorous psychological testing in Florida, including:

  • Central Nervous System Vital Signs (CNS VS)
  • Personality Inventory for DSM-5 – Brief Form (PID-5-BF)
  • PsychEval Personality Questionnaire (PEPQ)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)

Learn more about the Origins Center for Brain Recovery here.

Rediscover a Life of Purpose

While there is no cure for any mental health disorder, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is possible to lead an incredible life filled with hope and courage. Personalized, intensive, and integrated treatment for OCD is the key—and we are ready to help you learn how to recover from OCD—one step at a time. Lifelong wellness is dependent upon mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Our highly credentialed team of clinicians and medical professionals leverage years of experience and will safely guide you on your journey to healing. Call us today at 561-841-1296.

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If you or someone you love has a substance use or mental health disorder, Origins Behavioral HealthCare can help. We will work alongside you to provide the most comprehensive treatment available.