Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic (long-term) mental health condition that is usually associated with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour.

  • An obsession is an unwanted, unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person’s mind and causes anxiety.
  • A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that a person feels they must perform to try to avoid or undo the effect of the obsession.

OCD is one of the most common mental health conditions. It is estimated that up to 3 in 100 adults and up to 5 in 100 children and teenagers have OCD.

We provide a range of services for people with OCD:

Brighton and Hove Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS)

Health In Mind

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

OCD Clinic