There are many misconceptions about what addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) issues are.
What is Addictive Behaviour?
Addictive behaviour generally involves activities that provide an escape from worries or pain, such as the use or dependency on drinking, gambling, sexual activity, use of pornography, eating, use of drugs, both prescription and illegal, or shopping and spending. It is through this perceived ‘escape’ that a person may develop long-lasting habits that, in some cases, hinder their everyday lives and those of others.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a term used to describe the common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. These behaviours can be focused on one single area of our life such as OCD behaviour around cleanliness or perhaps security. Some common forms of OCD behaviour are:
- Excessive or compulsive hand washing
- Repeatedly checking doors are locked
- Constant and repeated monitoring that electrical items or gas appliances are switched off
- Repeatedly thinking and dwelling on unwanted or unhappy thoughts that lead to anxiety and stress
How can Counselling for Addiction & OCD Therapy help
In a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment you are able to explore the nature of your behaviour and discover ways to regain control. Seeing an addiction and OCD therapist can support you to work through the underlying issues of your addictive or obsessive behaviour.
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To find help with your addictions or obsessive behaviour, take a look at therapists who work with Addiction OCD Therapy at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms.