Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition in which someone experiences obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, making it challenging to go about daily life.

Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

This section provides information about obsessive compulsive disorder. How it is diagnosed, possible causes and where to get further information and support.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder affects the way you think and behave
  • Obsessions are unwanted and intrusive thoughts, urges or images repeatedly appearing
  • Compulsions are repeated mental or physical actions that are done to relieve the anxiety caused by obsessive thoughts
  • Symptoms are wide-ranging and everyone’s experience different
  • There are different causes of obsessive compulsive disorder
  • You can get medication and psychological treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder

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