OBSESSIVE, COMPULSIVE AND REPETITIVE BEHAVIOURS
Therapy can be a highly effective treatment for Obsessive, Compulsive and Repetitive Behaviours The most common therapy used is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a talk therapy that focuses on changing the negative thought patterns and behaviours that underlie the disorder.
CBT involves exposure and response prevention (ERP), a form of behavioural therapy that gradually exposes the individual to the source of their obsessions while preventing them from performing compulsive behaviours. Over time, this exposure can help to desensitise obsessions and reduce the urge to perform compulsive behaviours.
In addition to CBT, other types of therapy that may be helpful include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which focuses on accepting the presence of intrusive thoughts and learning to live with them without engaging in compulsive behaviours, and mindfulness-based therapies, which help to develop a non-judgmental awareness of their thoughts and feelings, psychoeducation neurobiology psychotherapy neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis techniques can all be used together to help tackle the symptoms
Therapy can also be helpful in addressing any underlying emotional or psychological issues that may be contributing to the symptoms. This may include addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship problems.