Hoarding disorder is more than just collecting; it involves compulsive behaviour that can impact daily life. Learn more, with links to sources of help.
Diagnosis of OCD
There is no ‘test’ for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but a diagnosis is based on an assessment of the person’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings.
Symptoms of OCD
If you or someone you know displays OCD symptoms to the extent that it affects quality of life, visit a doctor for an assessment.
Addiction withdrawal symptoms
For someone recovering from a physical or psychological addiction, they may have withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit. Withdrawal symptoms are different for different people and can be mild or severe.
Treatments for OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be treated, enabling people with OCD to live happier lives. Seeing a doctor is the first step to recovery.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), unwanted negative thoughts can be constant and can start to take control of their lives.
Mastering OCD is an app designed to lessen the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. It’s downloadable from the Google Play Store and Apple iOS Store.
Causes of OCD
Research into the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests both stress and environmental factors play a role.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps a person to change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits, feelings and behaviours.
People with a gambling addiction will continue to gamble even if it means risking their financial security, relationships or home, but help is available.