When control gets out of control
We all know the phenomenon that certain thoughts keep popping up in our heads and we perform certain actions nonsensically, even though we actually know better. In obsessive-compulsive disorders, however, the phenomena described take on a completely different dimension. Learn more in our patient information on the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The disorder manifests itself through constantly recurring obsessive thoughts, disturbing impulses, imaginations and ideas. In addition, there are compulsive actions that the affected persons “must” perform stereotypically over and over again. An inner pressure is experienced that torments the sufferers and places a heavy burden on their lives. The compulsion interferes with everyday life, family life and work. Often, shame is felt about the compulsive thoughts and actions, and considerable suffering develops. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which affects about 2-3% of the population in Germany, is often accompanied by other mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorders. In our private clinic we are specialized in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders. Let our experts advise you now without obligation +49 9741 7540 540.
For obsessive-compulsive disorder to develop, several factors must interact. Risk factors include: