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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related Conditions

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition in which those affected experience unwanted thoughts and fears that cause repetitive or compulsive behaviours. This causes distress and disruption to the functioning of everyday life and individuals with OCD might be aware that these thoughts are unreasonable, but unable to stop their ritualistic behaviour. Common themes of obsession include:

  • Fear of germs or illness
  • The need to have items organised and symmetrical
  • Fear of throwing this away or losing them

Common compulsions include:

  • Washing hands frequently
  • Organising objects in a certain way
  • Repeating a phrase or counting

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven effective in helping individuals with OCD break their compulsive habits and draw attention away from obsessions. If you would like to overcome your obsessive compulsive disorder, book an appointment with a member of our team today.