Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common condition, characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, pictures, doubts or urges experienced as repetitive and distressing. Some common obsessions include fear about dirt or contamination, religious obsessions, unwanted aggressive or sexual thoughts and discomfort if things are not symmetrical or even (Mataix-Cols et al., 2008).

  • In Conversation… OCD

    Dr Amita Jassi & Dr Gazal Jones talk to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience unpleasant and intrusive thoughts, images, doubts or urges (called obsessions) and repetitive behaviours (called compulsions). Compulsions are usually carried out as a way of reducing the distress caused by obsessions. OCD takes many different forms and causes distress and interference to day-to-day life. 

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