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"Perhaps Karen's greatest strength is her personal understanding of OCD. Having suffered and got control over both contamination and harm OCD, Karen really knows how we OCD sufferers feel. It was inspirational to hear her describe how her OCD used to control her and how she got control. Her OCD is very similar to mine, and it was really helpful to hear my thought processes said aloud to me. Doing ERP with her is easier because you know she never underestimates your fears and therefore the courage you are using to face them." (Anne)

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 Treatment for OCD

The NICE guidelines (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommend the first line of treatment for OCD should be Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Along with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)What exactly is CBT? First let’s take a look at the Cognitive aspect. Cognitive means mental, intellectual, reasoning. The word cognitive is from the Latin word "to know".
Often the distress the client is experiencing is as a result of how they are thinking about the situation. By working with a CBT therapist you can learn to challenge your faulty thinking habits and change them into healthier ones.
The behaviour component to CBT is looking at how unhealthy behaviours are causing you distress. Your therapist will help you to identify negative behaviours and habits and give you tools and techniques on how to challenge these by educating you with alternative more helpful approaches.
Exposure Response Prevention is imperative to overcoming OCD. This typically means facing your fear with the support of your therapist and withdrawing from responding in a compulsive manner. Often avoidance of feared situations accompanies OCD so the therapist will help to support you into confronting your avoidance behaviours as well. 

 

 


 

 

 

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