Our education groups are led by a team of professionals and family caregivers. They cover an explanation of the illness and its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, services and living arrangements.
Our next Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Education Program starts March 20th, 2013 at 7 pm and lasts for six weeks. It is open to family members, people with disorders, and caregivers. You must register in advance and become a member of AMI.
Obssessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects approximately 3 out of 100 people. The symptoms of OCD are made up of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are thoughts that occur repeatedly and compulsions are actions which are done over and over. Although the person is aware that the thoughts and actions are unusual and irrational, they are unable to put a stop to them. The type and severity of symptoms can vary, but when they regularly interfere with everyday activity, treatment should be sought. If treated early and appropriately, the individual can usually lead a normal life.
Our Education sessions:
–Are structured sessions offered in closed group settings, encourage a warm and supportive sharing environment
–Are focused on illness and its symptoms, diagnosis, various explanations for the disorder, treatment and coping strategies
–Provide awareness about the impact of the illness on family and friends
–Help you learn how to navigate the mental health care system
For more information about our Education Program, including the other sessions we offer, click here. To register, or for any questions, please call 514-486-1448.