Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition where people develop anxiety-producing thoughts (obsessions), which they may attempt to relieve by performing an action (compulsions).
The obsessions and/or compulsions are often time consuming, distressing to the individual and interfere with their home, work or social life.
OCD affects 1 in 100 people in the UK.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment
Simple approaches including education and self-help can improve symptoms and reduce the impact on quality of life.
Most patients will also benefit from an element of psychological therapy. One of the helpful therapies is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP).
Medical management primarily involves the use of anti-depressants (e.g. fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine).
Medicinal cannabis can be considered when first line therapies have not achieved adequate benefit in symptoms or quality of life.
If you are a patient or carer seeking an appointment to discuss treatment with medical cannabis, you can complete this form and we can assist you with this.
Eligible patients can provide us with their healthcare records or we can obtain these through your GP. This is to confirm that a patient’s condition has been fully assessed and all other treatment options have been attempted. We will ensure that the primary care provider receives all treatment communication to maintain the highest level of clinical governance.
We also accept referrals from healthcare professionals.
To refer a patient to us, please click here to fill and securely submit a referral form.