Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD and 12 in 1000 people suffer from it. It is an anxiety disorder which maybe recognised by intrusive thoughts. For instance, these thoughts produce feelings of nerves, fear or worry and trigger repetitive behaviours. When you repeat doing things, it reduces stress. Also, if your obsessions and compulsions feel irrational, perhaps you have OCD. As a result, you may become further distressed by realising this. But that’s OK, I can help.
What Symptoms Indicate I May Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Symptoms may include:
- excessive washing or cleaning.
- repeated checking.
- extreme hoarding.
- preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts.
- aversion to particular numbers.
- nervous rituals, such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you find calmness. It enables the brain to produce more serotonin in the left pre-frontal cortex. This reduces your anxiety and enables positive control over your mind. This helps OCD sufferers to break out of the anxiety-obsession-compulsion cycle.