Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is another type of anxiety disorder. It causes the sufferer to have a fear of harm coming to them or other people if they do not carry out specific behaviours. 

Although sufferers are aware that their thinking does not always make sense, they often feel that the fear they have of not carrying out the behaviour far outweighs their belief that the fear does not make sense.

Compulsive behaviours that people carry out include, excessively washing or cleaning; excessively checking; counting or repeating phrases in a ritualistic way. Everyone washes and checks to a degree, but people who suffer from OCD find that their level of compulsive behaviour takes out a huge part of their day and often can prevent them from getting on with other important parts of their lives, including going to work or having a relationship.

It can be extremely difficult to ask for help when you suffer from OCD as it is hard to contemplate giving up your compulsive behaviours. Be assured that at Twenty20 Psychology, any therapy will be taken at your pace and you will not be pressurised into stopping any behaviour until you are ready. A good formulation will be shared with you and then you will hopefully develop a better understanding of why you engage in your compulsive behaviours.

Twenty20 Psychology offers several therapies which are helpful in treating OCD.

 

Useful links about Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD):

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OCD causes the sufferer to have a fear of harm coming to them or other people if they do not carry out specific behaviours.