In the first part of this two-part article we discussed causes and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. Here we will look at treatment options.
Do you need to double-check that you locked the door when you leave home, or that you locked the car when you parked? That is normal – we all do it occasionally because our minds are on other things and we forget. However, if you need to go back three, or four times, that may be a problem. You may suffer from OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Research has looked closely at the two ways the mental health profession treats depression: depression counselling and drugs. While evidence suggests that drugs have a more immediate impact, counselling is more effective over the long term. Also, drugs have side effects that may be worse than the condition they are meant to treat.