NCBI Bookshelf. Obsessive-compulsive disorder can really interfere with everyday activities and make it almost impossible to live a normal life. But there are treatments that can help to get it under control: particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, but medication too. People with obsessive-compulsive behavior OCD are haunted by constant repetitive thoughts or feel compelled to do things that they realize are pointless and don’t want to do. Some are so afraid of germs that they constantly wash their hands. Others might check whether they have really turned off the oven over and over again, or can’t stop constantly counting to These kinds of compulsive thoughts and behaviors may seem exaggerated or strange. But they help people with OCD to feel calm for a while.
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Your gift has the power to change the life of someone living with OCD. Your data will be anonymised for processing, will be stored securely, and will not be shared with any third parties. But many people say it was worth it because they were able to deal with their OCD much better afterwards. Cognitive therapy is about learning to recognize and understand your own thought patterns. Work with your doctor so that you can get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Deep brain stimulation DBS is an investigational approach for people with severe symptoms of OCD that does not improve enough with medications or psychotherapy. But there are treatments that can help to get it under control: particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, but medication too. As a charity we primarily promote psychological therapy CBT as the main form of treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, however some people will benefit from the addition of medication. Nord J Psychiatry ; 69 2 :