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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


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You're
not alone
with
OCD
Ocd
is the
12th
most common reason
for therapy

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14/07/2020
356
males

with OCD
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
407
females

with OCD
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
16
Obsessions
intrusive, persistent, recurrent images, thoughts or urges
Feelings
14
Anxiety
significant
10
Distress
significant
Behaviours
11
Compulsions
driven, repetitive, rigid, checking, counting, hand washing, ordering or praying
3
Impairment
significant

Causes

4
Genes
relative with OCD
2
Events
triggers include abuse, bereavement, bullying, childbirth, neglect
2
Brain
activity, chemical imbalance
3
Traits
meticulousness, neatness, responsibleness
5
Uncertain
5
Combination
of causes

Diagnosis

Adults

Obsessions
intrusive, persistent, recurrent images, thoughts or urges
1+ hours daily

and/orCompulsionsdriven, repetitive, rigid, checking, counting, hand washing, ordering or praying
1+ hours daily
Anxiety
significant
orDistresssignificant
orImpairmentsignificant
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably not true
Good
Thoughts are not true
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for OCD

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 10 sessions
Therapists

131 therapists
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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 July 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence