What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem, with 2.3% of men and 3.2% of women in Australia experiencing OCD symptoms over the course of their lifetime. That is more the 450,000 Australians! OCD is an anxiety disorder that usually has two aspects; First, obsessions, which are characterised by the presence of intrusive… Continue reading What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

What causes OCD?

The causes are not fully understood. Research indicates that OCD may be related to chemical, structural and functional abnormalities in the brain. Genetic and casino pa natet hereditary factors may also play a role in the development of OCD. It is likely that each person”s OCD is the result of several interacting factors and is… Continue reading What causes OCD?

How is OCD treated?

Treatment can help people manage obsessions and compulsions, to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of OCD. Currently the most effective treatments are medication, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and community support and recovery programs. A combination of treatments, a skilled and experienced clinician, support and education are likely to produce the best outcome.

Who can help me?

I can! My name is Nicola George and I’m a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 13yrs experience of working in mental health settings. I have a lot of experience in treating OCD and many other mental health problems with psychological therapy. I specialise in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mentioned above. So, if you can relate… Continue reading Who can help me?