An obsession is a recurrent and persistent thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feelings of anxiety and distress.
A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour (e.g., hand washing, checking things) or mental act (e.g., counting, repeating words silently) that you feel you need to perform to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.
At Dementech Neurosciences Clinic we are offering end-to-end services for all the different levels of care that a patient requires. The diagnostic process will usually involve two consultations, one with a mental health care specialist (psychologist or psychiatrist), who will ask you about your symptoms, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns, followed by a series of individualised neuropsychological assessments performed by a neuropsychologist. A physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging scans are sometimes necessary in order to rule out other physical problems that could cause your symptoms.
In cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will do everything humanly possible to treat symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, involving as many specialists as required, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.
Risk Assessment & Prevention
Risk assessments, prevention strategies and tools are used as it is far more efficient to prevent a disease from developing rather than try to treat it once it has progressed. However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will ensure to its upmost ability in treating the symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.
There are two types of treatments that can help you reduce the impact that this condition has in your life. Psychological therapy, usually a special type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that can help you face your fears and thoughts, or medication.
At Dementech we believe that a combination of both approaches can be the most effective. Our comprehensive therapy model is tailored to each individual and addresses the biological, emotional, social and psychological contributors to the condition and importantly, are all treated concurrently – thus offering the greatest chance of longer-term success. At Dementech we provide the best exclusive treatment for OCD in a comfortable and private setting.