Compulsive treatment

An obsession is human. Little things that you always do in the same way or want arranged in the same manner. This is a mild version of compulsivity and has usually no impact on your daily life. When compulsive thoughts or behaviours disrupt your daily life, then it can become a serious problem.

Compulsive neuroses are subdivided into obsessions and compulsions. An obsession is a compulsive thought and a compulsion is a compulsive behaviour. Obsessions disturb your thoughts and are persistent. A compulsion is usually a reaction to the obsession.

When you have compulsive problems, you are aware that the obsession and compulsions are irrational. Because of this you will doubt yourself and lose trust in yourself, because you can’t seem to stop.

Compulsive neuroses

A compulsive neurosis disrupts your daily life. The compulsive complaints are there for a minimum of a half hour each day and has an impact on your social life. Sometimes people with a compulsive disorder try to hide it from their family, friends and work. Often the people around you tell you that it’s not that bad and that you don’t have to worry, a well meant comment that sadly doesn’t help.

Cleaning and checking

A lot of compulsive disorders are around cleaning and/or checking things. You check multiple times if the stove is off and if you have closed the door properly. People with a cleaning compulsion wash their hands multiple times and disinfect the kitchen out of fear of bacteria.

A compulsion usually originates from an obsession, but it doesn’t have to have a direct connection with it. For example: you are afraid to fall ill and walk around the house three times to prevent that from happening.

Help with compulsions

During the intake we will investigate together what lies beneath your obsessive behaviours and thinking and we will make a plan for a treatment that fits you. We won’t necessarily focus on the symptom (the behaviour or thoughts), but especially on the underlying cause. In this way we can get to the root of the problem and you will be able to get through life more freely and with more confidence.

We are there for you.

Contact Psychologist Groningen, because we are the right address to deal with you compulsive problems. Our assistant Betty Jongbloed will answer your questions gladly. You can also make a first appointment with her.

You can call daily between 9:00 and 16:00 to make an appointment: 050 – 205 0088 or send an e-mail >