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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive compulsive disorder arises in people who suffer from mental disorder. In this disorder, the patient can be anxious as he/she has unwanted and repeating thoughts which make him/her overthink an issue or repeat a task continuously.

A common example of people who wash their hands again and again. Obsessive compulsive disorder affects the patient’s’ personal life and social interactions. Such patients suffer great depression at times due to unwanted changes in their routines and attitude. These people know that their thoughts are not accurate and that they need to control them but they are unable to do so.

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Who is the candidate of obsessive compulsive disorder?

This can affect people with any age limit. People suffering from mental illness of recurring behaviors and actions are the best candidate suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder in Dubai.

What are the methods used for the treatment?

This obsession disorder can be treated through variety of ways. There are different methods that are used for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and also have combination of some techniques that are being used for this disorder.These include:

Ø  Medications

Ø  Psychotherapy

Ø  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How the procedure is performed?

Psychotherapy and other cognitive behavioral therapies are the technique that is used to control obsessive compulsive therapy. Some medications can also be prescribed.


Several medications including clomipramine and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the medical drugs that are used to cure this disorder. Other than this, tricyclic anti-depressants are used to relax the patients who suffer from this obsessive disorder.


Psychotherapy sessions are required for those who are suffering from mental disorder called as obsessive compulsive disorder. It may sometimes require a proper environment but can also be conducted in gathering. It can be occur with family, group of friends, and in some public place too. These therapy sessions can be effective for both the adults and adolescence but the sensitivity of both the therapies would be different in obsessive compulsive disorder treatment.

Cognitive behavioral therapy:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps individuals establish and alter thinking and behavior patterns that square measure harmful or ineffective, and substitute them with correct thoughts and useful behaviors.This therapy may be useful in treating a spread of disorders, as well as depression, anxiety, trauma connected disorders, and intake disorders. 

What is the post-treatment care?

After the treatment of this obsessive compulsive disorder, patient is required to undertake few important steps to ensure the complete recovery. Post-treatment care includes:

Ø  Do not over think.

Ø  Refresh yourself

Ø  Exercise daily

Ø  Sleep Properly

Ø  Do not stress out

Ø  Keep in touch with the medications prescribed by the doctor

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder FAQ’s

What is the best treatment for OCD?

Exposure and response prevention (ERP), is the best treatment for OCD. The patients are exposed to their greatest obsessions and are asked not to perform compulsions.

Can obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

No form of mental illness has a direct cure. Medication can only suppress the symptoms. However, ERP treatment is the most successful cure for OCD.

How do you treat OCD naturally?

Exercising or doing more physical activities can be a natural way to suppress your compulsions when you are obsessed. It also helps control OCD symptoms by refocusing your mind.

What is the latest treatment for OCD?

A type of CBT known as exposure and response prevention treatment (ERP) is the latest and also the most advanced treatment to deal with OCD.

What should you not say to someone with OCD?

You should not argue with a person who is suffering from OCD. Don’t use phrases like “don’t worry”, “stop that”, “don’t over-exaggerate", “it's in your head” as these phrases can force a compulsive reaction.

What is the outcome and benefits of this treatment?

The treatment of this disorder is very advantageous for those patients who suffer from the mental sickness of task and action repetition. The final result of obsessive compulsive disorder treatment will provide the patient with a healthy life once again. He/she would stop over thinking and therefore the level of stress will be minimized. He would enjoy the healthy mental situation and all this is possible because of certain therapies used to cure this obsessive compulsive disorder in Dubai.

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Growing up in Syria, Dr. Bahjat had a real curiosity that he realised would be of great value in the field of psychiatry. With more than 25 years’ of experience, he is one of the UAE’s most experienced specialist Psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from Kharkiv State Medical Institute in Ukraine in 1981, after which he specialized in Psychiatry from the same university, and then went on to earn a PhD from the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry in 1989. Amongst Dr. Bahjat’s several qualifications, he has earned the Certificate in “QEEG and Neurofeedback”.…

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