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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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12/08/2020
356
males

with OCD
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
407
females

with OCD
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
17
Obsessions
intrusive, persistent, recurrent images, thoughts or urges
Feelings
16
Anxiety
significant
11
Distress
significant
Behaviours
12
Compulsions
driven, repetitive, rigid, checking, counting, hand washing, ordering or praying
3
Impairment
significant

Causes

4
Genes
relative with OCD
3
Events
triggers include abuse, bereavement, bullying, childbirth, neglect
2
Brain
activity, chemical imbalance
3
Traits
meticulousness, neatness, responsibleness
5
Uncertain
6
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

128 therapists
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Thoughts
WorryAttention mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Place a book in front of you. Look at the book cover, but think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Look at the book cover and think about it. When thoughts wander, refocus on the book. When feelings occur, refocus on the book. Rerate Anxiety
0
WorryBreath mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Inhale and exhale. Focus on the sensations of breathing. When thoughts wander, refocus on the sensations. Rerate Anxiety
0
Feelings
TensionNotice it, release it. Practice daily to benefit. Sit comfortably. Arms in lap, knees bent, feet on floor. Where do you feel tension?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
AnxietyBreathe well. Practice 1 min daily to benefit. Breathe deeply into stomach. Put 1 hand on chest. Aim to keep it still. Put 1 hand on stomach. Aim to let it rise and fall. Inhale through nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Exhale through mouth for 4 seconds. Repeat.
AnxietyFeeling mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Where do you feel anxiety?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet

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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 12 August 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