What are obsessive-compulsive and related disorders?

flowerObsessive-compulsive and related disorders are characterized by the presence of repetitive and intrusive thoughts or obsessions and/or repetitive or ritualized behaviors. Individuals with these symptoms often feel stuck in repetitive cycles of thoughts and behaviors that are very difficult for them to break out of. A number of different disorders make up this category of mental health concerns and although they share some similarities, they also have important differences that have implications for effective treatment.

The Child Anxiety Center has the largest concentration of specialists in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders in the Pacific Northwest. As a result, our treatment team has extensive experience in treating these problems, including working with individuals with very severe symptoms who may need a more intensive treatment approach.

Below are links to brief descriptions of the common obsessive-compulsive and related disorders we treat at the Child Anxiety Center: