Theta Wellness Center can treat patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Sandy, Utah. OCD is associated with unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, actions, ideas, or sensations that drive them to do something repeatedly. For many people, OCD can feel like the controlling factor of their lives, removing the ability to feel like you can do what you want. To overcome your OCD, we welcome you to visit with our doctors and professionals, Mike Simpson, Diana Simpson, Dr. Stuart Porter, and Dr. Bonnie Warinski. We can help you regain control of your life. Contact us today at 801-590-7461 to learn more and schedule your treatment session.

In most cases of OCD, the person cannot stop their obsessive rituals without causing major tension and stress. There are several causes of OCD, which include:

  • Head Injury
  • Infections
  • Abnormal Function in the Brain
  • Genetics
  • History of Physical or Sexual Abuse

Symptoms

Most symptoms show up during adolescence and include excessive fear of germs; need for organization and order; and forbidden thoughts related to religion, sex, or harm to self or others. The person will also repeat certain actions and recheck things like doors, lights, ovens, etc., and count excessively or wash their hands or body repeatedly. They will also repeat words silently or pray over and over. They can spend at least an hour on obsessive thoughts or behaviors, and oftentimes they do not get pleasure from performing a ritual or behavior, other than a brief respite of anxiety.

Treatment

There are no exams or blood tests to diagnose OCD, just an interview with the person and family members. A physical exam can be conducted to rule out other physical causes.

Treatment usually consists of talk therapy and medication; however, if you are looking for a solution one that does not involve costly medication or counseling, visit Theta Wellness Center. Our practice utilizes advanced technology to rebalance brain chemicals and stimulate proper levels of neurotransmitters. These treatments end in faster, more effective, and longer-lasting results. Call or visit us today for more information.