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Compulsive Behaviors

When a person engages in behavior that seems irrational to themselves but they feel that they must do it, they are engaging in compulsive behavior. Many people have quirks or eccentricities that seem harmless. When it gets to the point that the individual no longer feels any control over their behavior, it may be necessary to seek professional intervention.

There area a multitude of classic compulsive behaviors but generally speaking they fall into three categories which are as follows:

  • Cleaning (e.g. hand washing)
  • Checking (e.g. making sure the stove is turned off repeatedly)
  • Hoarding (e.g. holding on to newspapers just in case you want to refer back to an article)

Studies consistently show that the best form of treatment for dealing with compulsive behavior is a cognitive behavioral technique known as exposure with response prevention.

The staff at Flatiron Psych Group has extensive experience in dealing with compulsive behavior in a systematic way that reduces suffering quickly. Don't wait another day, e-mail us now to set up an appointment. You'll be glad you took this step towards controlling the compulsive behaviors that have taken over your life.

To find out more or to schedule an appointment with one of our psychologists, please e-mail us.

Flatiron Psych Group
75 Manhattan Drive, Suite 204
Boulder, CO 80303
FX 646-895-7647
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