Category: OCD

Online Therapy for OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) causes extreme anxiety which typically shows itself in behavioural rituals which need to be repeated frequently, in addition to recurrent negative thoughts and feelings. People suffering with OCD, will often try to resist the thoughts or rituals, but this can result in feelings of extreme anxiety which can only be relieved by completing the ritual, or

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The Best Treatment for OCD

In this blog I am going to explain the best treatment for adults suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This information is up to date at the time of publishing this article and is based on the recommendations made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom. For more information about

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post natal ocd

What is Post Natal OCD?

Post Natal OCD is similar to ‘regular’ OCD. The only differences are that it occurs following the birth of a baby and that the obsessional or intrusive thoughts centre around responsibility for harm to the baby and the compulsive behaviours centre around trying to prevent that harm. Post natal OCD can be experienced by both mothers and fathers but seems

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How to stop Compulsive Behaviours

Compulsive behaviours are a response to anxiety, they are intended by the sufferer to either directly reduce anxiety or prevent an anxiety provoking event (e.g. harm to one’s self or another). Compulsive behaviours usually take the form or ritualistic counting, washing, touching or speaking (e.g. repetition of particular words or phrases). Compulsive behaviours are a common symptom of Obsessive Compulsive

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5 Facts about OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 1. How Common is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects between 1 and 3 % of children and adults and in 80% of adult cases symptoms develop before the age of 18 years. 2. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety based disorder.  This means that at the core

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4 Effective Ways To Deal With OCD

How to Deal with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health problem that affects at least 1.2 % of the population. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in essence is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by intrusive obsessive thoughts usually about harm coming to oneself or someone else that trigger high levels of anxiety which the

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Dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where an individual attaches an anxiety provoking meaning to intrusive thoughts and then engages in certain repetitive or ritualistic behaviours (known as compulsions) in an attempt to reduce the anxiety triggered. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) effects adults and children and can be a debilitating problem that interferes with every aspect of a

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