Agapé is for Boys with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
We can help your son deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas and sensations. His never-ending cycle of unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) leads him to attempts to defuse them by engaging in compulsive activities. Even though he will know that the thoughts or behaviors are excessive, he will get only fleeting relief by performing the compulsive behaviors.
This can be even more anxiety-producing, with fear of dirt, illness disease, mistakes, insistence for symmetry or precision, unwanted urges to injure someone, objectionable sexual or religious thoughts. Even a fear of being embarrassed.
His customary compulsions may be seen in ritualistic behavior, like continually counting or saying particular phrases, repetition of daily activities (hand washing, turning off the stove, entering/leaving a room), hoarding (especially items with no noticeable value), eating foods in a very precise sequence, refusal to shake hands.
*Note: while sometimes used synonymously, OCD is not to be confused with OCPD, or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. An OCD sufferer has unwelcome thoughts and understands them to be senseless, while an OCPD sufferer believes his thinking to be proper and natural.
Agapé Boarding School – For Boys with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Without treatment, your boy might suffer added troubles (although not all directly brought on by OCD): depression, eating or anxiety disorders, self-destructive behavior, an overall, poor quality of life, suicidal thoughts (or behavior).
Cognitive behavior therapy is most successful, often together with medication, in helping him face up to his OCD fears and anxieties in healthy ways. Anti-depressants (particularly ones that interact with the brain’s serotonin production) may also be prescribed and helpful in diminishing symptoms.
What Makes Agapé Boarding School the Right Place for Your Son with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
A very affordable, high quality Christian boarding school for young men in crisis, Agapé Boarding Schoolspecializes in helping troubled boys who struggle with authority, are defiant and angry, unmotivated or withdrawn, been swayed into misbehavior or negatively influenced by their peers, or are experimenting with life-threatening activities,
Our fully accredited school with sprawling campus, first-class sports facilities and hundreds of
animals is designed especially for adolescent boys 12-17 who’ve gotten off track; we only work with difficult boys so we have the experience to work with your son.
If you’ve already tried short-term programs or other treatments but with no success and your son still refuses the idea of change, a residential program like Agapé Boarding School may be necessary.
If your son has been labeled a dropout or failure, we are here to transform him into a respectful and respectable young man with renewed relationships and a new purpose in life, prepared to lead a productive life in whatever career path he chooses. We will give him the work ethic and relational skills to get his life back on the right track and be a productive member of society.