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Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour: Symptoms, Assessment & Treatment

Our diagnostic process for OCD 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.

Our diagnostic process for OCD 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.

Our diagnostic process for OCD 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.

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Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

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Obsessive compulsive behaviour disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, that are time-consuming and usually cause significant problems in his daily life.

Same Day Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, we endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible. You no longer have to wait to be seen by a specialist.  With your consent, our private psychologists can also share the full consultation report with your GP.

Expert Assessments

Our 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.

15-minute Consultation with Patient Advisor

Schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with a Patient Advisory. This is an opportunity to discuss your condition where the Patient Advisor will suggest the most appropriate route to suits your specific needs.

Video Consultations Available

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street.

We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

OCD Symptoms

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.

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OCD Diagnosis

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.

Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

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The staff at Dementech have been so helpful these past few months during very difficult times, especially Shakeela and Anca who have been so responsive and supportive, and Dr Areti Pavlidou who has that rare prefect mixture of expertise, sound medical advice and sincere compassion. Thank you all!B Kirwan
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OCD Treatment

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.

Meet Our Doctors

Dementech Neurosciences welcomes you to a private boutique neurology & psychology practice in the heart of London’s Medical District.

We aim at providing the highest level of care whilst improving your quality of life and wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

WHAT DOES THE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan. You will also receive a full consultation report.

IF I AM SEEN PRIVATELY, WILL I BE TAKEN OFF THE NHS WAITING LIST?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEO CONSULTATIONS?

Yes. We are now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street. We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCE?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

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