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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

ocd

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviour).It is a severely debilitating disorder that can interfere with daily living and cause problems with all aspects of life. Most people have heard of obsessive-compulsive disorder but very few understand the full implications of living with this disorder. How does OCD affect you? On average, people with OCD can spend …

intrusive thoughts

Common intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts. I have worried about suddenly shouting in a lift full of people (thankfully I never have) or doing some other sort of silly behaviour that would generally be frowned upon. This is very common. I thought you might find it interesting to read about common intrusive thoughts that we all have: The table below shows …

intrusive thoughts

How to manage your intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts, but it’s not the intrusive thoughts themselves that cause you distress, rather it’s how you respond to those thoughts that allows them to influence you and have power over you. Imagine yourself standing on a street and all around you thoughts are floating lazily by. Some of the thoughts are your own, other thoughts are …

PTSD

Signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

First of all, what exactly is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD usually occurs after a traumatic event. This traumatic event isn’t fully processed at the time and then later on, intense psychological distress can occur at cues that trigger memories of the original trauma. Typical traumatic events include witnessing something incredibly disturbing, (many soldiers suffer from PTSD after witnessing …

Intrusive Thoughts

  Intrusive Thoughts We all have intrusive thoughts. The difference comes in when we pay attention to those intrusive thoughts. Many of us will think bizarre thoughts and ask ourselves where on earth the odd thought has come from. Instead of dwelling on the thought, we will dismiss it, laugh it off and carry on with our day. We will …