Affecting Change in Physician Referrals and Recruitment
Primary care physicians must play a crucial role in reducing the strain of OCD through early detection and treatment in their patients. In Canada it is estimated that between 2% and 3% of the population suffer from some form of OCD. That means millions of people are dependent upon their primary care physician to both recognize OCD symptoms and to recommend a suitable specialist, such as a cognitive behavior therapist, to help them. This mission to too great and vital to be left to the medical industry alone. We aim to intercede through creating awareness in the medical community and promoting higher standards for therapist and primary care physician recruitment agencies to follow.
Autism is a good example of a medical condition that did not get the attention it deserved until third party organizations created awareness its particular needs to pediatricians and primary care doctors. The ripples of these information campaigns touched many areas of the medical industry including recruitment and hiring practices. The same thing needs to happen today for OCD. That's why we're here.