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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

1. Emotional Health and Wellbeing 2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)            3. How Can I Help Myself Cope with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
4. Information on Treatments and Support for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder    

2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — better known as OCD — is a serious anxiety-related condition and causes a person to have unwelcoming obsessional and frequent intrusive thoughts that are often followed by impulse, urges or repetitive compulsions. 

OCD can present itself in many forms, like checking light switches or washing hands, however these are often unwanted, uncontrollable, persistent, disturbing and can significantly interfere on a day-to-day basis, making them incredibly difficult to ignore. 

There are thought to be four main categories of OCD, as well as many sub-types within each category.  The four main areas are:

  • Checking;
  • Contamination/Mental Contamination;
  • Hoarding;
  • Ruminations/Intrusive Thoughts

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