OCD – What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Part 1/6

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health issue which is distressing to sufferers and impairs their ability to function in daily life. OCD is characterised by persistent thoughts, ideas, images, doubts or impulses (obsessions) that are experienced as disturbing, along with repetitive behaviour or mental rituals (compulsions) aimed at reducing anxiety. Obsessions stimulate anxiety and…

Eating Disorders

Registered Psychologist, Perth, Western Australia What are eating disorders and disordered eating? Eating disorders and disordered eating involve problems around eating behaviour, attitudes and beliefs about body shape and weight, and unhealthy weight management. There are many symptoms that are common to eating disorders which include; Dieting Food avoidance Binge eating Excessive exercise Eating rituals…