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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
OCD
is the
12th
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
342
males
with ocd
talk to therapists
406
females
with ocd
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsneurotransmittersunknown
Symptoms
Thoughts
obsessions
Feelings
anxiety
Behaviours
compulsions
Process
Impact
impairmentdistress
Insight
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably not true
Good
Thoughts are not true
Diagnosis
Adults

Obsessions and/or compulsions. With anxiety or distress or impairment.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for OCD

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 10 sessions