What causes OCD?
Despite considerable research in the area, there is still no definitive identified cause for OCD. Currently, it is largely believed to be caused by the interaction of a combination of neurological, biological, genetic, environmental, behavioural and cognitive factors.
How we help with OCD
Effective treatments for OCD can help to manage and control both obsessions and compulsions, reducing their severity and occurrence. Together, we will work on coping strategies which may include both cognitive therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which is currently regarded as the most effective treatment. With the right strategies and knowledge, many sufferers of OCD find that they are able to restore normal function in their lives and manage their symptoms effectively. Do note that in certain exceptional cases, medication might be beneficial while undergoing therapy. Your psychologist will discuss this with you in your sessions.
How do I get help for OCD?
If you would like to seek psychological help for OCD, just give us a call at 1300 059 666 or book an appointment online. Medicare rebates apply with a valid referral from a GP or Psychiatrist. Private health rebates apply depending on your plan and level of cover so always check with your provider just in case.