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We Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Girls at Clearview Girls Academy

We treat girls with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, and sensations. Girls with OCD have a never-ending cycle of unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) that demand defusing them with engaging in compulsive activities. Even though it may be known that the thoughts or behaviors are excessive, the OCD girl will get only fleeting relief by performing compulsive behaviors.

Anxieties can develop including fear of germs, dirt, illness, mistakes, insistence for symmetry or exactness, an unwanted urge to harm someone, unacceptable sexual or inappropriate thoughts or actions.

OCD is marked by common compulsions that may be seen in excessively ritualistic behavior, like repeatedly counting or saying specific phrases, repetition of everyday activities (handwashing, in/out of a doorway, turning off the stove), hoarding (especially items with no discernible value), eating foods in a very specific sequence, refusal to shake hands.

*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCD is not to be confused with OCPD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. An OCD sufferer has unwanted thoughts and knows they are senseless, while an OCPD sufferer believes her thinking to be proper and natural.

Clearview Girls Academy is an Ideal Setting to Help Your Daughter with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Left untreated, your daughter might struggle with other issues (although not all caused directly by OCD): depression, eating or anxiety disorders, substance abuse, overall, poor quality of life, suicidal thoughts (or behavior).

Cognitive behavior therapy is most efficient, often together with medication, in helping her face up to her OCD fears and anxieties in healthy ways. Anti-depressants (particularly ones that interact with the brain’s serotonin production) may also be helpful in relieving symptoms of OCD.

Helping Girls with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Clearview Girls Academy specializes in treating girls ages 13-17 who exhibit inappropriate behaviors like OCD. With our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychiatric specialists, licensed teachers, and mentors, we’ll help your daughter solve the very difficult issues she faces, and start on a new and more productive path in her life.

We will create an individualized treatment plan specifically for her unique medical, emotional, and psychological needs. The Clearview program is very personable and relational, but highly structured, emphasizing a nutritionally balanced diet, physical activities, and outdoor events, and forged to educate your daughter in a healthy lifestyle.

Clearview is a therapeutic boarding school in a secure setting in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Western Montana. We have an expert clinical team and a program designed to help work through various behavioral disorders. Our program was created to help your daughter find the strength to overcome her unique issues, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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Loretta Olding
Loretta Olding

Health Coach