Do you have thoughts entering your mind that you'd rather not have?
Are these thoughts distressing?
Do you find it difficult to get rid of these thoughts from your mind?
Do you have to check your door-locks and gas taps repeatedly?
Do you have mental rituals that you repeat?
When once is not enough, it may be OCD.
What is OCD?
OCD is a neurobiological condition causing changes in the brain. You are unable to resist persistent, irrational and unshakeable thoughts and urges (obsessions) which you recognizes as irrational and uncontrollable (compulsions). The anxiety is either reduced after performing the act, or builds up on resisting the urge. Do you remember Jack Nicholson in the movie "As good as it gets"?
Medical doctors use different obsessive-compulsive scales to evaluate the severity of the disorder. That's why you need a doctor to diagnose correctly.
The aim of therapy is to help you gain control over your obsessive and compulsive behavior. Behavioural and cognitive therapy are main line of management. We will guide you providing techniques and suggestions to unlearn some behavior and replace them with new behavior. It is necessary to learn how you can take control of those management. It is a self-directed behavioural therapy. Graded exposures to the triggers are combined with encouragement not to respond to obsessive-compulsive thoughts. For best results both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy are combined. Family support and cooperation are mandatory. For help Click Here.