OCD Monster worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Looking after your mental health worksheet? 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe chronic illness that affects a significant portion of the world’s population. DSM-5 currently classifies a number of problems under the heading of “obsessive-compulsive and associated disorders,” with OCD serving as the primary example of this group of conditions. Cognitive behaviour therapy is used to treat obsessions and compulsions that are defining features of OCD. 

How will the worksheet help?

OCD is a mental disorder that affects clients’ social, personal, emotional and occupational life. OCD is inclusive to all. Children and adults of both sexes, of all racial and ethnic backgrounds can be affected. This worksheet will help clients to understand the OCD and give them insight about their irrational thoughts.   

How to use the worksheet?  

The therapists can use this worksheet with clients during sessions to make them aware of their unwanted, irrational thoughts and to psychoeducate them about the vicious cycle of OCD.  

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