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What Is The OCD Cycle?

Obsessive compulsive disorder cycle is the cycle of obsessions and compulsions you get stuck in.
It is a vicious cycle, wants to be fed and seems unbreakable. Your thoughts become more and more confused and harder to break the cycle the longer your OCD goes on.
There are 4 key elements that drive the OCD cycle.
1. Obsessive Thoughts.
Obsessive thoughts lead to your anxiety increasing.
2. Anxiety.
Your anxiety in turn leads to distress and you look for relief from these feelings.
3. Compulsions.
You believe that carrying out your compulsions and your rituals will directly stop or reduce the anxiety and the obsessive thoughts.
4. Relief.
As a result of your compulsions and your rituals short term relief is found, but soon you are having obsessive thoughts again.
In effect, the anxiety followed by short term relief when you carry out a ritual creates an ongoing, self-reinforcing cycle.

What should you do if you think you need help?

If you think you need help then get in touch today to speak to a qualified therapist by calling us on 01482 750405, or complete our online form to book a free phone consultation.
After which we can get you booked in for your first therapy session immediately. Sessions are available from 9am until 8pm every day including weekends at a convenient time to suit.
Before you know it you will be feeling relaxed, talking with the therapist about how you’re feeling and on your way to living a happier life.