CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Manchester.


The phrase ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’ covers a wide range of thought patterns and behaviours.  I tried to cover the main ones in my blog here, and even this list isn’t exhaustive!

There is a basic pattern that underlies all OCD manifestations and it is this:

  1.  Unwelcome thoughts intrude into the persons mind.
  2. The person then feels compelled to do a range of mental or behavioural actions to remove or pacify the thoughts.

Like all anxiety disorders, OCD can be mild, moderate or severe.  What is clear though, is that it  can be one of the most disabling mental health problems.  One study found that the quality of life of an average OCD sufferer was worse than the quality of life of an average schizophrenia patient.  Why this is is probably that schizophrenia can often be reasonably well controlled with medication these days, but the nature of OCD is that it intrudes and disrupts every aspect of a person’s life.

As with all mental health problems, OCD is best treated early.

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