Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is when a person experiences obsessive thoughts connected to fears of becoming contaminated, hurt, or hurting others. These obsessions steer people towards different compulsions aimed at relieving anxieties from the OCD.
OCD is one of the most debilitating mental illness and while 1/50 people suffer from this condition in the UK at any one time, for sufferers, life can feel like a lonely place. Some physical compulsions include excessive handwashing or showering, using hand sanitizer excessively, avoiding crowded spaces, or frequently changing one’s clothes.
A person may spend hours looking online for diseases and illnesses and how to prevent contamination. People with OCD may also fear that thinking or speaking about the obsession will contaminate them or make the danger more likely.
Just as people with OCD are often looking for certainty, at Online Therapies, we are too. That’s why we use only the most tried and tested approaches that make overcoming OCD a realistic future. To join the ranks of people who can now call OCD a thing of the past, contact Online Therapies on 0203 715 1038.