COMPULSIVE DISORDERSAT THE VERUS BONIFATIUS CLINIC
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a serious mental illness that strongly affects the patient’s daily life. The patients develop compulsive actions and thoughts. Although this triggers an inner tension in them, they regard these as rituals of their everyday life. Most sufferers are aware of the irrationality of their problems, but are unable to control them on their own.
TREATMENT FOR OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDERS
We help our patients with obsessive-compulsive disorders, offering them a path to recovery at the highest level of quality in an efficient and effective way. We remain aware of the whole body and soul of our patients. We strive to offer our patients a unique healing experience in a mindful environment with respect and care. Trust, honesty, respect, integrity and dedication are the pillars of our care for you.
At the Verus Bonifatius Clinic, patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorders are shown a high degree of understanding for their situation. Our medical staff is equally committed to providing comprehensive care that takes into account their physical and psychological limitations. The interaction of body and mind is of utmost importance for the relief of their symptoms in our home.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDERS
As with many other mental illnesses, treatment for OCD also emphasises a combination of different treatments and measures. In addition to individually adapted medication for those affected, behavioural therapy or mindfulness training can also be carried out. Since obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic disorder that is unlikely to be completely cured, sufferers can also attend self-help groups or complete muscle relaxation training sessions that offer them inner peace.
SYMPTOMS OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
SYMPTOMS IN COMPULSION DISORDERSCompulsive disorders are mainly expressed by the occurrence of different, recurring compulsive actions and thoughts. Those affected are aware of the irrationality of their actions and thoughts.Betroffenen ist die Irrationalität ihres Handelns und Denkens bewusst. In order to be able to cope with the inner tension and restlessness, the patients’ rituals continuously become more long-term, more time-consuming and more energy-consuming.
- Strong inner tension
- Actions: Cleaning, counting or order compulsion
- Examples of thoughts: violence or blasphemy
DIAGNOSIS OF A COMPULSIVE DISORDER
As soon as therapists consider the possibility that a patient is affected by OCD, a comprehensive medical history is taken in a consultation with the doctor. Here, possible symptoms are asked about in order to be able to take the medical history. In doing so, the therapists can be guided by different criteria that are specifically classified for the anamnesis of mental disorders.