OCD is an anxiety disorder linked to unwanted thoughts (obsessions), these thoughts lead to anxiety and behaviours or other ways of neutralising unwanted thoughts (compulsions). The behaviours reduce anxiety in the short term but not in the long term.
While many of us have quirks and behaviours which we may label OCD in a mild and often light-hearted way, OCD is a real problem for many people and impacts on an individuals’ quality of life and health. The way in which OCD can manifests itself in people can vary widely, but we can help. For more information and details of how we can help please get in touch.