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People with OCD have time-consuming symptoms that can cause significant distress or interfere with daily life. They can experience uncontrollable and recurring thoughts and engage in repetitive behaviours. 


  • Fear of contamination of dirt.

  • Doubting and having difficulty tolerating uncertainty.

  • Needing things orderly and symmetrical.

  • Aggressive or horrific thoughts about losing control and harming yourself or others.

  • Unwanted thoughts, including aggression, or sexual or religious subjects.

Treatments for OCD

  • Exposure Therapy.  The psychotherapy of choice for the treatment of OCD is exposure and response prevention (ERP), which is a form of CBT.

  • Imaginal Exposure.

  • Habit Reversal Training.

  • Cognitive Threapy.

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