Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental disorder where an individual has recurring thoughts and anxieties to do certain things in a set manner or a number of times to temporarily relieve those obsessions. Obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction both can be a hindrance to the normal everyday functioning and are based on chemical imbalances in brain. Obsession and compulsion is common between both the disorders. The symptoms of the two may not be exactly similar but there is a common thread of maintaining secrecy and ignorance to face the problem between the two which can push the problem to an advanced state.

Obsessive compulsive disorder causes extreme anxiety and to relieve or overcome that anxiety, many people resort to some kind of addiction like drugs or alcohol. Alcohol or any other substance abuse temporarily reduces anxiousness but once the effect wears off it can actually cause more anxiety or worry. The solution to mental disorders lies in treating them by seeking help, taking therapy and medication, eating well and exercising regularly to channelize energy. Our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center at Florida provides a clean and pleasant environment to cleanse the mind, body and soul. We help you overcome your addiction and win back your normal routine life.

Common symptoms of Obsessive compulsive disorder:

  • Repetitive washing of hands or compulsive cleaning.
  • Repetitively counting things in the fear of losing or misplacing them.
  • Seeking perfection, symmetry and order.
  • Fear of contamination, germs or dirt.
  • Fear of throwing away anything which leads to hoarding or collecting of non-required junk.
  • Excessive belief in religion, beliefs or superstition.
  • Double checking and repetitive checking of things.
  • Explicitly sexual or violent thoughts.
  • Checking up on loved ones repetitively.
  • Obsession with food, nutritional value and food measurement.

The symptoms may vary from individual to individual. Individuals suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder can mainly be categorized in 5 categories-

1. Washers
2. Checkers
3. Doubters and sinners
4. Counters and arrangers
5. Hoarders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Addiction can only worsen mental disorders causing further disillusionment and anxiety. The dual diagnosis treatment facilities at our detox centers can bring stability in the mental and physical system, thus also reducing obsessive compulsive disorders symptoms. Dual diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction can be a complex affair as people suffering from it either fail to comprehend their own problem or try to keep it private and an addiction to alcohol or drugs can only make their situation worse.

If addiction and mental disorders go untreated, they become worse with time and can cause self harming or suicidal tendencies in patients who start feeling suffocated and trapped in the vicious circle. If you or your loved ones can relate to any of the above symptoms, it is good to seek professional advice as soon as possible.

At our detox centers, we offer a very relaxed ambience where we give you medication every four hours and try to make detoxification as gentle and painless as possible. Our efficient and trained staff and psychiatric professionals give you individual attention as per your requirement.