Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)Overview

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

overview

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health condition where you have recurring thoughts and repetitive behaviours that you cannot control.

symptoms

The main symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder are unpleasant thoughts and repetitive behaviours, which you cannot control.

treatments_overview

Obsessive compulsive disorder is usually treated with talking therapies. Medicines may help if your symptoms are severe.

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