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The Facts around Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Admin Incite - Monday, June 20, 2016

About three in every 100 Australians will develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) a devastatingly crippling and misunderstood condition. We look at the facts around OCD.

 

OCD facts

• OCD is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder after phobias, substance abuse and depression.

• Sufferers experience recurring obsessions and compulsions. These are distressing and impact on normal life.

• Common obsessions include fear of germs, fear of harm to the self or others, concerns with symmetry, illness or religious issues or irrational phobias about everyday objects.
• Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking things like locks or power switches, hoarding and repeating actions. These actions can occupy many hours of the day.
• OCD is often compounded by depression, anxiety and panic disorders.
• Causes can include genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, hormonal changes and personality traits.
• Medications and therapy can help.
For more articles see our June Newsletter

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