12 August 2019 - 21:25
After struggling in silence for many years, I finally decided to get help with my OCD. After a six-week wait, today was my OCD meeting at an iCope service. The therapist agrees that I have OCD, and (once I receive her letter with the recommendation for treatment) I'll join the wait-list for treatment (around eight months),
During the meeting, the therapist mentioned that they don't diagnose at that service, they only advise what it is likely to be an offer the CBT/ERP treatment for those who are suffering with OCD symptoms.
As I'm new to this, does anyone have any advice on whether or not it's important to get diagnosed by a GP, and (if yes), what the meeting/process is like? Funnily enough, it's something I'm obsessing about.
Thanks in advance!