Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (or ‘OCD’) has two main features; obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are thoughts or ideas that come into people’s minds and won’t go away again. For example: thinking that your hands are dirty. Compulsions are things that people feel they have to do, even when they do not want to. For example; counting to 10 before switching on a light. These obsessions and compulsions can interfere with everyday life and leave you feeling distressed. OCD is a common problem usually associated with anxiety. Talk to an adult you trust and they will be able to help you get help and advice from your GP.

Remember if the person you first speak to does not help or does not believe you then speak to someone else.

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