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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

It is estimated that 12 people in every 1000 will have symptoms of OCD.

People with OCD have intrusive (unwanted) thoughts, images or urges which cause symptoms of anxiety.

They will then engage in compulsions which is a behavioural or mental act in order to reduce the level of anxiety, however this is short term until the intrusive thought returns.

OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe and can have a debilitating impact on a person's ability to function at home, work, social and family life.