Online Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD Treatment
You find yourself doing things that feel excessive or irrational but you would find it difficult to stop? Do you experience worrying thoughts that come out of nowhere and leave you feeling frightened or anxious? Are these persistent thoughts or behaviours robbing you of your free time, energy or peace of mind? Are you seeking help and treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Although all of us to some degree have developed rituals and routines, such as our morning routines of washing, dressing and leaving the house. Some people find themselves locked into rigid or repetitive routines such as frequent hand washing, checking lights/ locked doors, and in fact, there are many many more.
Firstly the problem begins with a worrying or obsessional thought, for example “I am not clean” this is often followed by the compulsive behaviour, for example, handwashing, the behaviour brings some temporary relief but being locked in this cycle can cause symptoms to worsen and lead to high levels of self-doubt, depression, anxiety and isolation.
- There’s no ‘typical’ OCD behaviour. The features & symptoms of OCD varies greatly
- Compulsive or obsessive behaviours and thoughts often appear in childhood and adolescence. The majority of people are diagnosed in their late teens.
- Those struggling with OCD have an increased risk of having another mental illness too, like bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder.
- What causes OCD is still not fully understood, but it’s thought to be a combination of lifestyle and biological factors.
We can help you to make sense of these thoughts and feelings, learn new ways of responding to upsetting thoughts, develop coping skills and strategies to help you manage anxiety. There is help and treatment online for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), find out how we can help you to break this cycle.