Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder – OCD

OCD can occur in any age groups regardless of gender at any stages in their life. The disorder is characterized by intense fear and obsessive irrational thoughts that lead to compulsive behaviours to relieve the anxiety resulted from the obsessive thoughts. The sufferers usually know that their fears are irrational, however, struggles to get in terms with the discomfort that they suffer.

Some examples include;

  • Fear that the house might get into fire (obsessive thoughts) and checking and double checking the gas stove has been turned off (compulsive behaviours)
  • Fear that something awful might happen (obsessive thoughts) and performing certain rituals (excessively arranging things in order, counting etc.) to avoid bad luck (compulsive behaviours)
  • Fear of contamination (obsessive thoughts) and performing excessive washing (compulsive behaviours)
  • Fear about a potential for a terminal illness (obsessive thoughts) and performing self-checks, readings, and frequent visit to health clinics (compulsive behaviours)

An episode of OCD appears as follows;

Exposure and Response Prevention- ERP

ERP is one of that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – CBT  techniques used to treat OCD. With effective treatment, OCD can be well managed.

Insight Clinic Provides Bulk Billed ERP treatment for their clients. All you need is a care plan and referral from your GP. You do not need a diagnosis to get treatment.  If you are worried that these obsessive and compulsive behaviours interfere with your ability to enjoy a reasonable life, Insight clinic can help!