Archways OCD Clinic
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) recognizes Archways Centre for CBT as a Specialty Outpatient Clinic and an Intensive Treatment Program for OCD. At Archways we have clinicians with specialized training in the treatment of OCD and other conditions related to OCD. We work with children from 6 years of age, adolescents, and adults up to approximately 65 years of age. Click here for full OCD Clinic description
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Affecting approximately 1 or 2 out of 100 individuals (National Institute of Mental Health), OCD consists of obsessions (thoughts, images, impulses, ideas, doubts) and compulsions (actions or thoughts aimed at neutralizing the obsessions). Obsessions can be focused on any subject matter, but they are different from worries in that they are more excessive and tend to be inconsistent with the individual’s character or values. Compulsions are often behaviours (e.g. washing/cleaning, checking, ordering, repeating an action etc.) but can also be thoughts (e.g. mental checking, reviewing memories, reassurance seeking, distracting/blocking, counting etc.)
Obsessive-compulsive related disorders
Some behavioural problems are similar to OCD, yet also quite distinct. Careful assessment is important determine the best treatment plan. It is not unusual to have a diagnosis of OCD and one of these other disorders related to OCD.
Do I have OCD?
Feel free to take our confidential and free OCD Screening Tool to determine if you might have symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
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