Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Region: Jena

Washing hands 5, 6, 7 times and that 20 times a day, until they are eventually bloody and hurt, but you can not let it go. Already the 10th time checked the stove, it is off, but in the head it apparently does not arrive. Already 5 hours cleaned the apartment, but again and again you see Something that still needs to be done. Intrusive thoughts that won't let you go, that trigger fear and anxiety.

One is ashamed of one's thoughts and actions, sees for oneself that they are not normal, yet one seems powerless at first. These are symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which probably affects more people than you think.

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Goals and tasks

Who is this group for?

This group is for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), whether it is purely obsessive thoughts, or obsessive thoughts and actions mixed together. If you have other mental illnesses, you can still participate, because it is not uncommon for other illnesses such as depression to play a role as well. Nevertheless, the focus will be on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Exclusion criteria are suicidal thoughts/anger, a current alcohol or drug addiction or if the OCD plays rather a minor role and other illnesses are strongly in focus.

What exactly should happen in this group?

The group is intended to serve as a common exchange, every 2 weeks, about the illness, therapy experiences and experiences in dealing with OCD. Often it already helps to get to know people who have the same problem as you, just listen and show understanding.

Group meetings

Don't be afraid to reach out - it may take a lot of effort, but you're not alone!

Contact by e-mail: zwang-selbsthilfejena@online.de


IKOS Mrs Bettina Brenning

Phone: 036418741161