What is OCD?

Hi everyone, Steve Norton anxiety specialist here. And what I want to talk about today is OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. And a lot of people these days seem to be suffering from it. And especially, more so because of the Code of Regulations.

What is OCD?

So anyone that was struggling with OCD, before COVID came along as pretty much seeing an increase on their OCD behaviour. So the question is is what causes it? What causes OCD? Well, the underlying cause of OCD is that you’ve got some anxiety, at some level, and it’s manifesting itself as OCD.
 
What you really need to be doing is actually looking at what is the anxiety about what is causing the anxiety so the symptom is OCD, but the cause is some sort of form of underlying anxiety. Now obviously at this point, we can only estimate what it could be.
 
It could be something unresolved from your childhood. It could be something in your life, you’re not happy about. It could be so many different reasons but it is manifested itself, as these compulsions compulsions to do things.
 

OCD traits

Everything from standing on certain tiles on the floor to cleaning, washing hands, you name it, you know, things that you say to yourself, magpies the whole thing. These are all OCD traits. But one thing I never do when I’m working with a client is actually just work on the OCD symptom itself. That is a symptom of something else.
 
So if you just treat the symptom, what happens is it just comes back. What we need to do is treat the cause of OCD and by treating the cause of that. Then we can remove the OCD. The question is, what is the cause. And like I said, in most cases, you’ve got some sort of underlining stress or anxiety.
 
That’s actually manifesting itself in that compulsion. It’s a coping mechanism, like some people cook themselves, so people will overeat. Some people drink too much alcohol use of all coping mechanisms. So what’s really going on in the background. So if that sounds like something you can relate to certainly, get in touch with me.
 

What you can do to help yourself

Something that will help you is definitelyCDO my online programme. Or I can help you with one to one. Whenever you think is right for you. So I hope that makes sense today, and if you like my videos please hit that subscribe button that and you’ll never miss another video.
 
Let’s get as much people these videos shared as possible so I can really start to help people understand mental health. So thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you again soon. Another video, and I’ll put some links on there too. If you want to look on our website and see what’s up with stuff. Fantastic debt. We’ll see you again soon. Bye for now.
 
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