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Are you having unwanted thoughts that lead to compulsive actions? It could be Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
If it’s affecting your life, our GPs can help.
Struggling with OCD symptoms? You're not alone.
OCD can interfere with your daily life. There are treatments to keep OCD under control, but some feel too ashamed or embarrassed to seek help.
People with OCD repeat behaviour to relieve an unpleasant thought or feeling. This can range from anything from locking doors to cleaning surfaces.
What is OCD?
People with OCD have thoughts that cause them to do certain acts or rituals in response. Many feel anxious unless they've completed those specific actions.
OCD is often depicted as obsessing over washing your hands or continuously locking doors – but you the compulsive action can be anything.
If you feel distressed by an obsession or compulsion you have, it’s important to get help. There are ways you can manage your OCD.
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"I tried everything to hide my compulsions. It was obsessive to the point where I couldn't relax."
Marcus grew up believing that his obsessive thoughts and behaviours were part of who he was. He convinced himself that by hiding his obsession with cleanliness, it wouldn't impact his life.
When even the slightest mess would send him into a panic attack, Marcus knew he needed help. He spoke to our GPs about what was going on. They worked to help Marcus understand his compulsions and what caused them.