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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition in which a person experiences frequent obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours of different sorts.

To explain the terms:

  • An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly and involuntarily enters the mind. This causes feelings of anxiety, disgust, shame or unease.
  • A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that someone does to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.

OCD can be distressing and significantly interfere with a person’s life, but treatment can effectively enable a person to manage their symptoms.

Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Evidence has shown the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is highly effective in treating OCD and reducing the impact that this condition has on your life. Medication has also been found to be an effective treatment of OCD, and is often recommended in conjunction with psychological therapy for maximum effect. For this you would need to see a psychiatrist, something we can help you arrange if you so wish.

We’re here to help. If you would like to enquire about treatment for OCD at Sanctum, please contact us to arrange an assessment.