2022-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Akua Mind Body

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AKUA Mind & Body is more than just a treatment center or a residential facility; it’s a revitalizing retreat that provides holistic treatment programs for those who are in need of substance use and mental health treatment. Our integrative approach combines Eastern traditions with Western science to provide the highest quality of care.

TREATMENT

Detox

The first step towards a clean and sober life

Get Clean

For most people, the path to recovery begins with detox. During this treatment process, our clients are carefully supervised 24/7 by a trained medical staff.

Residential Treatment

A supportive living environment

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After detox, the residential treatment program is the second phase of mental health and addiction treatment where our clients are under the 24/7 care and supervision of out skilled clinical team.

PHP

Continued structured support

Plan Success

(PHP) is a type of outpatient treatment program that caters to individuals with a substance use disorder, mental health disorder, or co-occurring disorders who require a higher level of care than the standard outpatient care can provide.

IOP

Maintaining sobriety

Work the plan

IOP treatment clients will have completed a more intensive treatment program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP). IOP provides a strong foundation for a successful recovery.

OP Online

Ongoing aftercare

Live life

Virtual Outpatient Programs replicate a similar experience as you’d receive through face-to-face individual and group therapy sessions. OP creates accountability

Mental health

Co-Occurring Disorders and Mental Illness

Care for your mind

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health disorders that affect an individual’s mood, thinking, and behavior.

YOUR JOURNEY

Step 1

Call

Consultation

Explain your situation, provide HMO or PPO Insurance information, and get a clinical consultation.

Step 2

Insurance

Insurance

Review your benefits, determine out of pocket costs (if any) and receive your clinical assessment to determine if treatment is right for you.

Step 3

Get Started

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Get into Akua and start the treatment you need, now. Our programs are tailored to you to move you towards success.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Living a happy and fulfilling life with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a definite possibility. AKUA Mind & Body is here to help!

We utilize a blended therapy approach to treat the whole person, taking mental and social factors into consideration, rather than treating just the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Our treatment program provides clients with the tools needed to effectively manage unwanted repetitive and persistent thoughts that are either repressed or carried out by these compulsions.

Compulsions are repetitive actions in response to the persistent thoughts to relieve the tension and anxiety brought by the thoughts. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medications, or a combination of both. Examples of compulsions include tapping, counting, praying, checking, hand washing, cleaning, and repeating words.

Signs & symptoms of OCD:

Since obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by both obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, each of these subsets has its unique list of symptoms:

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The term “OCD” is often thrown around casually in conversations and is even joked upon in regard to individuals who adopt perfectionistic quirks. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health disorder that can warrant many individuals not to leave their homes or beds due to persistent negative intrusive thoughts. This disorder can potentially be debilitating and differs drastically from an individual who is overly organized or demonstrates perfectionism. Perfectionism is a character trait, whereas OCD is a mental health disorder.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can often go undiagnosed, and many individuals may think they have a “type A personality” or consider themselves a “perfectionist.” OCD can also be misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

Treatment of OCD is aimed at treating the symptoms through a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Exposure and response prevention work to gradually increase the severity of the thoughts and compulsions to the individual in an attempt for the individual to become accustomed to these exposures and no longer experience an increased fear regarding these distressful thoughts.

Obsessive thoughts:

  • Fear of contamination
  • Fear of uncertainty
  • Fear of losing control and harming others
  • Sexual thoughts
  • Aggressive thoughts Need for symmetry and order
  • Doubts associated with leaving the stove on or doors unlocked
  • Fears about having a disease or medical illness
  • Concerns about losing something or throwing away something valuable

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind & Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

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