Obsessive Compulsive Disorders


OCD.jpgObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing anxiety-related mental health condition where an individual experiences frequent and unwanted thoughts followed by repetitive and time consuming behaviours that they feel compelled to carry out (hand washing or showering, for example to avoid perceived contamination or disease) in an effort to allay anxiety.  The illness is thought to affect as many as 12 in every 1000 people, usually from late adolescence onwards. However, although chronic, OCD is highly treatable.


If you feel that you or someone close to you may have OCD and are not sure where to turn for advice, support or information, then The Community Programme can put you in touch with the organisations groups and services offering specialist advice and support to enable you to gain a better understanding of the causes, symptoms and treatment of this very debilitating condition.


The Community Programme can also help you to find support groups in your area, where you can speak with and learn from the experiences of others similarly affected and those who have sought treatment and made a full recovery. Similarly, 


If you need practical help and support or specialist advice with this issue, please act now and contact one of the organisations listed by The Community Programme.

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