Posts Tagged ‘OCD’

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly termed OCD, is the title given to the condition in which the person develops intrusive thoughts, images or impulses (e.g. obsessions), usually alongside associated compulsive behaviours. OCD is a treatable disorder that can affect both males and females of all ages. It is the fourth most common mental health disorder, and…

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OCD: spotting the signs in younger children

The term ‘obsessive-compulsive’ may have become part of our general lingo, yet for many people it’s a very real disorder they and their families have to learn to live with. Between 2% and 3% of the population have some form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – and many started showing signs as early as the…

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OCD: The misunderstood mental battle

It is a condition with a recognisable name used by many people to explain simple habits, yet for those who suffer from it, life is far from simple. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects 2.5-3 percent of the population and is about as common as diabetes and asthma. However, with the name OCD being used so frequently by…

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