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Assessments play a crucial role in understanding and evaluating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), allowing accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring progress. Through comprehensive assessments, healthcare professionals can gather information about your symptoms, triggers, severity, and impact on daily life. This enables them to tailor treatments and interventions specifically to your specific needs. Assessments also help identify any co-occurring conditions or underlying issues that may be contributing to OCD symptoms, and regular assessments allow healthcare providers to track progress over time, adjust treatment strategies if needed, and ensure that you’re receiving best and most appropriate care for managing your OCD.

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Symptoms of OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterised by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions that cause significant distress and interfere with your daily life. Obsessions are intrusive and persistent thoughts, urges, or images that create anxiety or discomfort. Common obsessions can include fears of contamination, excessive doubts, intrusive thoughts of harm, and a need for symmetry or order. Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts that you might perform to reduce anxiety or prevent a feared outcome. Examples of compulsions include excessive hand washing, checking rituals, counting or repeating certain words, and arranging objects in specific ways. If you have OCD, you may experience a sense of distress if you’re unable to carry out these compulsions as a coping mechanism.

What happens in an OCD assessment?

During an OCD assessment, a healthcare professional conducts a comprehensive evaluation to gather information about your symptoms and experiences related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The assessment typically involves a detailed interview where you’ll discuss your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The professional may use standardised questionnaires or assessment tools to assess the severity and impact of your OCD symptom, as well as any co-occurring conditions or underlying issues like anxiety or ADHD, which may be contributing to the OCD. The assessment helps in making an accurate diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, and determining the most appropriate interventions to help you manage your OCD for a happier everyday life.

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Elements of OCD diagnosis

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves three key elements: obsessions, emotions, and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that repeatedly enter a person's mind, causing distress and anxiety - examples include fears of contamination, doubts about safety, or aggressive thoughts. OCD is characterised by intense emotions, particularly anxiety, fear, and discomfort triggered by the obsessions. The emotional response can be overwhelming and may lead to significant distress in daily life. Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts performed as a response to the obsessions. They are aimed at reducing anxiety or preventing a feared outcome. Compulsions can include rituals, checking, counting, or seeking reassurance.

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OCD treatment & support

Treatment and support for OCD typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support networks. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common form of therapy for OCD that helps you to challenge and modify obsessive thoughts and learn healthier coping strategies. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a specific type of CBT that gradually exposes you to your fears to help you to resist performing compulsions. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed as medication to help manage OCD symptoms by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Support from family, friends, or support groups, with supervision from a qualified professional, provides understanding, empathy, and encouragement during the ongoing treatment and support journey.

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