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OCD: Many Say It, Some Have It
It is actually 12 out of every 1,000 people that suffer from the severe, often misunderstood anxiety disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

This disorder, like so many others, does not discriminate.  Your age, race, or gender does not matter. 

There are two aspects to OCD - obsessions and compulsions. 

Obsessions are thoughts, ideas and urges which feel impossible to ignore by sufferers - and they can be very persistent.  Obsessions can cause a huge amount of anxiety, particularly if they are distressing thoughts about harm coming to someone you love.  
On the other hand, compulsions are the ritual sufferers perform to rid themselves of the anxiety felt from the obsessive thoughts.

So, what are they symptoms of OCD?
  • Obsession
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsion
  • Temporary Relief
What are the different types of OCD?
  • Contamination
  • Hoarding
  • Religion
  • Violence and Sexual Thoughts

While many sufferers may be reluctant to seek help, OCD is unlikely to get better on its own.

Treatment and support is available and will manage symptoms – meaning the sufferer will be able to enjoy and improved quality of life as a result.

If you feel you are suffering with OCD, you should try and speak to a counselor or therapist who can provide the help and support you need to regulate your compulsions and can help you understand the reasons behind your OCD.  It gets better. 


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