Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is marked by disturbing thoughts or images which the individual often tries to reduce or eliminate though compulsive behaviours. Common compulsive behaviours include: checking and re-checking things such as locks, counting, or excessive handwashing.
These obsessions and compulsions can present a large obstacle in people’s lives as they are often highly intrusive and debilitating. In extreme cases, compulsions can occupy an individual’s time for hours a day making it difficult to achieve day to day tasks.
OCD is a complex disorder, but there is hope for individuals struggling with this condition. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been empirically proven to be an effective intervention for individuals struggling with OCD. Whether or not you have been given a diagnosis of OCD or if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, our CBT expert Dan Seddon may be able to help.
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