Conditions and treatments
Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder. People suffering from OCD may have intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that repeatedly occur, and the person feels driven to repeat certain behaviours.
The compulsive behaviours may impede on day to day life and the person with OCD may have trouble carrying out daily activities.
OCD can effect adults, teenagers and children. If OCD remains untreated it can take over your life.
They are often reluctant to seek help due to embarrassment and they feel ashamed of the condition.
People with OCD will suffer from significant impairment and/or anguish. They will suffer from:
Obsession – intrusive ideas, thoughts, images or urges.
Compulsions – repetitive behaviours or mental acts that the person with OCD will feel driven to perform. This can be overt and visible to others, such as checking the car is locked or a more covert behaviour such as touching or counting.
People with OCD can be treated with a combination of medication and/or psychological Therapies.
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