Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Part of MacIntyre Health Series:
Mental Health

This page contains 2 documents:

  • a booklet with contents listed below
  • a summary leaflet

If a person:

  • gets awful thoughts coming into their mind, even when they try to keep them out or
  • they have to touch or count things or repeat the same action like washing over and over

they could have OCD.

Contents of the mini book

  • What is OCD?
  • How common is OCD?
  • What causes OCD?
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • What you think: obsessions
  • The anxiety you feel:
  • What you do: compulsions
  • Support
  • Treatments available
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Antidepressant medication
  • What does not work?
  • Top tips
  • Support groups and external help