What is OCD?

What is OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects two to three percent of the population (more than 500,000 Australians). It usually begins in late childhood or early adolescence. People with OCD experience recurrent and persistent thoughts,...
Understanding trauma

Understanding trauma

In one of our earlier blogs this month, Clinical Psychologist Dr Kellie Cassidy discussed how common traumatic events are and how they may continue to affect us long after the traumatic event is over.  For example, people may try to avoid anything that reminds them of...
Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

Traumatic events are common, and most people will experience at least one during their lives.Trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatters your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world.Psychological trauma can leave you...