What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring and unwanted thoughts, ideas, or sensations that make them feel driven to do something repetitively. The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can interfere with the daily activities and social interactions of a person. The repetitive thoughts and routines cause great distress and make focusing on other things difficult.
Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Common compulsive behaviours include excessive double-checking of things such as locks, appliances and switches, repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe, counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety, spending a lot of time washing or cleaning, praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear, and accumulating old newspapers or empty containers.
Available Treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Psychotherapy is a common form of treatment for OCD which involves gradually exposing you to a feared object or obsession such as dirt, and having you learn healthy ways to cope with your anxiety. There are also medications available such as Clomipramine, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, and paroxetine.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
To be eligible for this tax credit, a person must be impaired for over the period of one full year. They can also be eligible if they have difficulty in one of the following daily life activities, such as walking. For a walking impairment, the patient must be unable to walk 100m (a city block) or it must take them an inordinate amount of time (3 times longer than normal) to do so due to shortness of breath.
How To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” it must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
How DCC Can Help Claim Tax Credit for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.