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Fitzwilliam Private Hospital,
Milton Way, South Bretton
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9AQ
Secretary: Alison Hill -
Phone: 07533 567161
1.2% of the population will have OCD
Antidepressants are effective in treating OCD
Exposure and Response Prevention
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-
It’s normal, on occasion, to go back and double-
Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, images, urges or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind; for example, thinking that you have been contaminated by dirt and germs, or experiencing a sudden urge to hurt someone. These obsessions are often frightening or seem so horrible that you can’t share them with others. The obsession interrupts your other thoughts and makes you feel very anxious.
I get unwanted thoughts all through the day, which is very distressing and affects my ability to interact with others and concentrate on my studies and work.
Compulsions are repetitive activities that you feel you have to do. This could be something like repeatedly checking a door to make sure it is locked or repeating a specific phrase in your head to prevent harm coming to a loved one.
The aim of a compulsion is to try and deal with the distress caused by the obsessive thoughts and relieve the anxiety you are feeling. However, the process of repeating these compulsions is often distressing and any relief you feel is often short-
Getting ready for each day involves so much hand washing, mental rituals, and doing things in the same order everyday... Sometimes, I feel like staying in bed and avoiding the day.
Four Steps for Conquering Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Psychiatrist Jeffrey Schwartz, author of Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-
Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
If you are struggling with self help do see a Psychiatrist who will most propably recommend SSRIs and/or ERP. ERP involves identifying a number of situations that cause you anxiety. These are placed in order from the situations that cause you the most to the least anxiety. You and your Psychiatrist will identify tasks that will expose you to the situations that cause anxiety, but at a level you can cope with.
Fitzwilliam Private Hospital, Milton Way, South Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 9AQ
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EF
NHS Responsibilites: Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge
Basic and Specialist Training in Psychiatry from Oxford Deanery based at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford
Neuroimaging research experience while working at the Dept of Psychiatry, Oxford University.
Alison Hill -
Most people with obsessive-
Just because you have obsessive thoughts or perform compulsive behaviors does NOT mean that you have obsessive-
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