Look out for some common Symptoms
of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD features two key symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive, distressing thoughts or fears repeatedly enters your mind that causes stress. Compulsions involve repetitive rituals or actions providing temporary relief from anxiety linked to the obsessions.

Obsessions typically revolve around specific themes, such as

Questioning your sexual desire or orientation

Excessive doubt or fear of errors

Strong desire for extreme orderliness

Fear of germs, dirt or illness

Fear of self-harm or harm to others

Fear of humiliation

Compulsions typically revolve around specific themes, such as

Washing or cleaning



Ordering or arranging


Collecting or hoarding

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How Mannkaa approach help you

Therapy helps in accepting the condition without attempting to alter or control it. It helps in developing the capacity to endure distress triggered by obsessive thoughts and diminishing compulsive rituals.

It helps in achieving treatment goals through ongoing self-reflection and mindfulness exercises, hence cultivating a healthy lifestyle.

Types of therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

It is a form of psychotherapy, equips you with strategies to address and manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviours. The objective is to substitute negative thoughts with constructive ones. Collaborating with your therapist involves deconstructing your issues into distinct components, including thoughts, physical sensations, & actions. CBT encourages confronting fears and obsessive thoughts without resorting to compulsive behaviours. Gradually, you tackle less anxiety-inducing situations before progressing to more challenging thoughts.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

ERP is a specialised branch of CBT. It entails gradually confronting anxiety triggers. Through ERP, you’ll discover alternative responses to replace repetitive rituals. This process can be conducted individually with a mental health professional or in group therapy, either alone or with family members present.

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asked questions for OCD

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OCD is a prevalent disorder affecting individuals worldwide, often diagnosed by around age 19, with earlier onset in boys compared to girls, though onset after age 35 is possible. While definitive causal factors remain unknown, risk factors encompass age, gender, genetic predisposition, co-occurring mental health conditions, stress, learned behaviors, and life events.

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