compulsive personality disorderHere’s How We See Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at The Ranch for Boys:

We can help your child as he deals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or OCD), an anxiety disorder distinguished by continual and unwanted feelings, sensations, thoughts and ideas.

His ceaseless rotation of undesirable thoughts (obsessions) leads to attempts to resolve them by engaging in compulsive actions. Even though he knows the thoughts or actions are disproportionate, he will find only fleeting relief by performing the compulsive behaviors.

This can be even more anxiety-producing, with unacceptable sexual or religious thoughts, unwanted impulse to harm someone, demand for meticulousness and precision, fear of embarrassment, and worry over germs, illness, even making mistakes.

His common compulsions may be in excessive ritualistic behaviors, such as inordinate duplication of ordinary activities (like hand washing, open/closing a drawer), refusal to shake hands, insistence on having his food in a very specific order, or repeatedly counting or saying particular phrases.
*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCD should not be confused with OCPD, or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. An OCD sufferer has unwelcome thoughts and understands they are pointless, while an OCPD sufferer believes his thinking to be natural and appropriate.

What The Ranch for Boys Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-

If not treated, your child might suffer extra troubles (although not all directly caused by OCD): depression, substance abuse, anxiety or eating disorders, overall poor quality of life, suicidal thoughts (or behavior).

Cognitive behavior therapy is most successful, often in tandem with medication, in helping him find healthy ways to confront OCD anxieties and unease.  Anti-depressants (principally ones that interact with the brain’s serotonin production) may also be useful to diminish the impact of OCD.

The Ranch for Boys… Giving your At-Risk Son a Fresh Start Toward a Successful Life.

The Ranch for Boys is a Christian residential boys ranch for troubled boys, where we believe in every boy’s potential, no matter how much trouble he may be causing.

We are not a lockdown facility.  Your son will live in a dorm (to start), then home setting (with house parents), on a ranch in cattle and orchard country, near the Florida coastline.  The Teen Challenge program promotes and cultivates positive peer pressure in this Christ-centered culture, helps our students develop their potential, and gain self-confidence through acknowledgement of their successes.

The Ranch for Boys provides focused and individualized attention for the boys in its care. Credits are earned in our on-campus school, but education is not our program’s primary focus.  Character, hard work, and respect for others are what we concern ourselves most with. If those attributes are in place, education is more easily accomplished on campus and when the boy returns home.

Therapy is ongoing at The Ranch for Boys – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minutes of life coaching that take place during school, chores, or a sporting event. “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man” is a quote we operate by, as we find that a simple horse ride (or day of fishing) with a good mentor can provide the opportunity for a life changing conversation in a young man’s life.

The Ranch for Boys looks to provide challenging and motivating opportunities to learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom; call us at (772) 978-4164 to see how we can give your “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.

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The Ranch for Boys is a Teen Challenge boarding school for troubled boys that is lower in cost than typical therapeutic boarding schools for boys, but it is not free nor government subsidized.

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Should you need help finding boarding high schools or therapeutic boarding schools or military schools for girls or residential schools, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions.

Helping Boys Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is characterized by excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).