Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD
) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviours to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.
If you're looking for help with OCD counselling in Canterbury or for a Canterbury OCD counsellor, these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD counsellors, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counsellors in Canterbury. They can help with Canterbury OCD counselling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.
Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive behaviours
, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Canterbury or TTM or hair pulling in Canterbury or skin picking can be found from these counsellors.