Dr Kaan Alton Inner World Psychology

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Dr Kaan Altan - Clinical Psychologist
Some of the issues I work with
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Managing obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD) | Intrusive thoughts/images/urges

Do you fear catching something from other people? Are you worried about harming your partner? Do you spend a lot of time checking that everything is okay in the house? Do you have fearful thoughts or images about being contaminated by dangerous substances, such as germs, viruses, or AIDS?

OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours that can disrupt daily life. Individuals often struggle to control these thoughts and actions, causing distress and interference with daily functioning. Effective management of OCD involves a comprehensive approach, including therapy, medication, and self-help strategies. CBT, specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP), is widely regarded as the most effective treatment for OCD. ERP involves gradually confronting feared situations or thoughts and refraining from compulsive behaviours. Medication can also be beneficial in alleviating symptoms.

With the right management and support, individuals with OCD can lead fulfilling lives and minimize the impact of their symptoms on daily functioning.

If you need assistance in breaking free from OCD, feel free to reach out to me at 0208 252 7740 or through the form below.



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