Have you ever experienced unwanted thoughts or felt the need to repeat an action over-and-over again until you felt safe? Have these thoughts or actions caused you anxiety, to the point of interfering with your normal activities? If so, we invite you to watch Tuesday night’s show focusing on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
The Impact of OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also causes fear in individuals, which leads to unwanted repetitive actions. An example of these actions may be washing hands repeatedly due to fear of germs, or maybe even driving all the way back home numerous times just to check and see if an appliance has been turned off.
Bottom line, OCD symptoms can take away one’s sense of well-being by not allowing rest until the action is repeated. This can cause serious impairment to a normal lifestyle.
Treatment of OCD
Our guest on Tuesday’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, James Callner, suffered from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder for many years and was first diagnosed with OCD in his late 20’s. Thirty years later, he is proud to say that he is living a high-functioning lifestyle, despite his disorder. Mr. Callner has also made several films, one of which is based on his own battle with OCD.
During the show, he’ll discuss his struggle with OCD and enlighten us on various OCD treatment methods that worked for him.
With his OCD under control, Mr. Callner is now a college professor as well as President and Co-Fonder of the Awareness Foundation for OCD and Related Disorders.
Learn How to Effectively Manage Your OCD Symptoms
As I’ve mentioned before, the goal of the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show is to educate those suffering from a mental illness as well as provide information to friends and family members. One way we stand by this commitment is to allow you, the viewers, to ask our guests as well as HealthyPlace.com Medical Director and Board-Certified psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Croft, any questions you may have during the show either via chat or email.
If you would like to contribute your personal story on dealing with OCD, either written or video, feel free to contact me at producer AT healthyplace.com.