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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


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

findatherapist.co.uk
19/01/2020
350
males

with OCD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
19/01/2020
407
females

with OCD
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
19/01/2020

Causes

nhs.uk
Genes
Events
Negativity
Brain
activity, chemical imbalance
Uncertain
Combination
of causes

Symptoms

psychiatry.org
Thoughts
Obsessions
intrusive, persistent, recurrent images, thoughts or urges
Feelings
Anxiety
significant
Distress
significant
Behaviours
Compulsions
driven, repetitive, rigid, checking, counting, hand washing, ordering or praying
Impairment
significant

Insight

psychiatry.org
Absent
Thoughts are true
Poor
Thoughts are probably not true
Good
Thoughts are not true

Diagnosis

psychiatry.org
Adults
Obsessions
intrusive, persistent, recurrent images, thoughts or urges
1+ hours daily

and/orCompulsionsdriven, repetitive, rigid, checking, counting, hand washing, ordering or praying1+ hours daily
Anxiety
significant
orDistresssignificantorImpairmentsignificant



Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for
OCD

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 10 sessions

206 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
19/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 19 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021