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Distressing, upsetting, stressful, debilitating and disabling are all words used to describe how OCD can make someone feel and why the illness is listed amongst the top ten most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation.
Our online OCD support forums.
Our community support discussion forums are a place where we facilitate a safe environment for people affected by OCD to communicate with each other.
Lynsey and Sam running the 2010 British 10K for OCD-UK
OCD-UK is only able to function through the generosity of our members fundraising efforts, so why not get fit, and fundraise for OCD-UK at the same time by participating in a fundraising run in 2013.
Watch our 'Understanding OCD' Awareness video.
We hope that our video featuring Coronation Street actor Ian Puleston-Davies talking about his own OCD will offer hope and inspiration to the estimated 741,504 children and adults living with OCD here in the UK.
Break Free From OCD - Book Review
The press release for the book describes this as a practical guide written by three leading CBT experts which enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a clear plan to help you conquer OCD. The book does not fail to offer that!
Become a member of OCD-UK to receive your copy of Compulsive Reading
It's with great pleasure we confirm the latest issue of our members magazine, Compulsive Reading, and what's more, in addition to the great content.
Some of our East Midland volunteers
Some of our lovely volunteers pictured taking part in our 'Are you a little bit OCD?' awareness and anti-stigma project in Nottingham.
Locked is a short OCD film
Locked is a short OCD film, partly based on the OCD experiences of OCD-UK trustee, Claire Gellard and which previously won an award at the 2012 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
Paul Salkovskis in Devon - 2013
Riding from John O' Groats to Land's End, therapists and people with OCD working together with one united aim, raising awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Prenatal and Postnatal OCD
OCD during pregnancy and after having a baby has, until recently, received relatively little research attention, despite being a significant problem that is now thought to affect 2–4% of all new mothers.
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Welcome to OCD-UK

OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Our vision is one of a society where everyone affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder should receive the most appropriate, and the highest quality standards of care, support and treatment.

Read more about OCD-UK

The Impact of Perceptions of OCD on Individuals with OCD and their family and friends.

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Research by Sian Dallimore, Dr Claire Lomax & Prof. Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath

Thank you for showing your interest in this research project. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Bath working alongside Dr Claire Lomax and Prof. Paul Salkovskis. We are looking for people who are currently experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and a family member or friend who would like to take part in this study.

January Update:
Huge thanks to everyone who has taken part so far. Prof Paul Salkovskis and Sian Dallimore are still looking for another 35 people who suffer with OCD and their family member or friend to take part in research aiming to better understand the family impact of OCD. If you're interested, take a look at the further information and please get in touch! s.dallimore@bath.ac.uk

Article posted on: Sat, 17/01/2015 - 3:22pm Read more...

Exploring the impact OCD has on romantic relationships

Research by Emily Collins, The University of Salford, Manchester.

Exploring the impact OCD has on romantic relationships

The purpose of this study is to explore the impact that OCD has on romantic relationships. This is a relatively under researched area in comparison to other aspects of OCD. OCD in its nature can be very invasive and this is often felt by those closest to the sufferer. As romantic relationships are important in terms of support and understanding when tackling a mental health issue, it is therefore prudent to consider the impact on the non- sufferer. In some cases people rely heavily on the support of their spouse and understanding the challenges that they face as caregivers there is a possibility that OCD can be understood from an alternative perspective.

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OCD-UK in 2014 and 2015

OCD-UK

It's now 2015 and we want to wish all our members and supporters a very Happy New Year.

For many of us 2014 was a year of OCD upset, and 2015 may have started that way, but it does not have to finish that way! We can not change the impact OCD had on us in 2014, that is now in the past but we can change the impact OCD might have on us in 2015 and the future. Change is possible, recovery from OCD is possible but we have to work at it to make it happen. We want to help and guide you towards recovery whenever and however we can.

We want to thank you all for your amazing support last year, and give you some examples of how we helped people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in 2014. Please click the link to read a little about our work last year.

Article posted on: Thu, 15/01/2015 - 2:14pm Read more...

BDD Conference

Later this year, the first ever conference specifically for people affected by Body Dysmorphic Disorder will take place in London on Saturday 30th May.  Organised by the BDD Foundation there will be a keynote talks by several BDD specialists from around the world.

The conference is aimed at people with BDD and their friends and families although health professionals are welcome too.

For further information please visit the BDD Foundation website by clicking here.

 

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Christmas Message

Happy Christmas from OCD-UK

By Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of OCD-UK.

With East Sussex currently sitting an unusually unseasonal barmy 10°C for Christmas Eve for many of us the pressure of OCD and anxiety are gathering storms waiting to bring misery this festive period, just like they often do all year long. Last year I pointed out that OCD does not seem to recognise Christmas and take a week off, if anything OCD rages more at this time of the year for many people.

For that reason OCD does not take time off for Christmas, so neither will OCD-UK! Many of our volunteers, myself included will be working tomorrow and intermittently through the Christmas and New Year period to be there for those that need a friendly voice that understands what they’re going through.

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BBC Radio Scotland feature on OCD

Comedian Jon Richardson has recently revealed how his OCD had affected his relationships. But what exactly is OCD? and how does it affect someone's day to day life? Sanjeev Kohli hosted this radio piece on the subject for BBC Radio Scotland last Friday with Christine Muir from the Glasgow OCD Support Group.

Click below to listen to the OCD feature that featured on BBC Radio Scotland on 28/11/2014 (12min:50sec).

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