New Lifehouse Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen girl who struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please take a moment to look over this article, and then give us a call, (918) 435-8206.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Does your daughter experience an endless cycle of undesirable thoughts (obsessions), which she tries to neutralize by engaging in compulsive actions? Even though she knows that the thoughts or behaviors are disproportionate, and that she will get only fleeting reprieve by performing the compulsive behaviors? We can help your teen as she deals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or OCD), an anxiety disorder distinguished by unsolicited and continual ideas, feelings and thoughts. Does she worry about making mistakes or being embarrassed? ? Is she insistent about precision or symmetry, have urges to harm someone? Or fear disease, germs or dirt? She might show her compulsions by way of ritualistic behaviors, such as repeatedly saying one word or phrase, or the same numerical sequence. Duplicating everyday activities (like entering/leaving a room, open/closing a drawer, washing her hands), consuming her meals in a predictable, precise pattern, or hoarding items (especially ones with little or no real value) all might be indicative of OCD. *Note: An OCD sufferer has unwanted thoughts and knows that they are pointless, while an OCPD sufferer believes her thinking to be natural and appropriate. OCD should therefore not be confused with OCPD, or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
New Lifehouse – How We Can Help Your Girl with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive behavior therapy is most efficient, often in conjunction with medication, in helping an OCD sufferer deal with her fears and anxieties in healthy ways. Anti-depressants (particularly ones that interact with the brain’s serotonin production) can useful in diminishing symptoms of OCD. If not treated, your child might suffer other problems (although not all of them will be directly brought on by OCD): depression, eating or anxiety disorders, a general, poor quality of life, suicidal thoughts (or behavior).
New Lifehouse – When You Want Your Daughter Back, with Clear Thinking and Positive Pursuits.
We are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma’s New Lifehouse Academy is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills and trails.
Again, if your teen girl needs help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, please call us at (918) 435-8206. We can help her be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.