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Obsessive compulsive disorder, commonly known as OCD, is an anxiety based disorder which can take over a sufferer's life to the extent where every day they are severely affected by it.
It is estimated that one in 50 people will suffer from it at some point in their lives, which equates to around one million people in the UK*.
The thoughts cause anxiety which leads you to perform various actions to check. Unfortunately, if you suffer from OCD the relief you get is only temporary, which is why treatment is the most effective way to overcome your problems.
Once you’ve had an assessment your practitioner can discuss the most suitable form of treatment for you.
* Source: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk
I really liked the structure of my CBT treatment because it was very easy to understand and easy to monitor progress. Everything was explained so well and I now feel capable to tackle any lapses of traits, if they were to reappear. I also feel very reassured by my review appointment in 3 months time. Overall I’d recommend the service to anyone else suffering with OCD, and have done once already.”