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This page contains information about OCD and where to find support.

Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Symptoms can be: Fear of contamination or dirt. Needing things orderly and symmetrical. Reoccurring thoughts and behaviors you feel the urge to repeat over and over.
  • OCD symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.
  • Some people with OCD can have Tourette Syndrome (TS), which causes people to have “tics”.
  • OCD is unlikely to get better without proper treatment and support.
Help with OCD

Where can I get support?

Visit your GP - your GP will ask about your symptoms and can refer you to a local psychological therapy service if necessary

If you think a friend or family member may have OCD, try talking to them about your concerns and suggest they seek help.

For further advice you can contact the below services:

OCD-UK helpline


Suffolk Mind


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