The Facts About OCD

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition in which people experience repetitive and upsetting thoughts and/or behaviours.
  • Has two main features: Obsessives and Compulsions. There may be many different types of each.
  • The exact cause is unknown. Risk factors include genetics, trauma and stress.
  • OCD can start at any time from preschool age to adulthood.
  • It is manageable!

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The Facts About BDD

  • An anxiety disorder whereby a person is abnormally preoccupied with an imagined or slight defect in their physical appearance.
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) usually develops in adolescence a time when people are generally most sensitive about their appearance.
  • Often co-morbid with OCD, depression or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
  • Prevalence is unknown. 1% of the population has been suggested as a conservative estimate.
  • It is manageable!

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The Facts About TTM

  • People who have Trichotillomania (TTM) pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or other parts of the body.
  • Some researchers have found that nearly 20% of hair pullers eat their hair or chew off and swallow the root ends.
  • Prevalence is estimated at 1-2% of the population.
  • It is manageable!

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