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There are lots of OCD blogs (taken from the term web log) on the internet, from time to time we will publish some of those via our website. 

My OCD Experience by Charmaine

Run for OCD-UK

Blog written for the OCD-UK members magazine, Compulsive Reading by Charmaine in September 2013.

This weekend Charmaine is lining up on the start line in Greenwich and running the Virgin London Marathon in an OCD-UK running vest. This is her story and her journey with OCD and the reason why she is putting herself through those 26.2 miles on Sunday.

My OCD Experience

I can’t remember the precise moment when my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder began. There wasn’t a defining trigger or particular upsetting incident that prompted my worries; you could say that the onset was more like a ticking clock that subtly became more deafening.

Article posted on: Fri, 11/04/2014 - 1:07pm

Surviving OCD - A parents struggle with OCD

Surviving OCD - A parents struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

As told to by Anonymous, and reproduced by OCD-UK with the kind permission of

We were approached by a parent who wanted to tell their story about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how it has dominated their life. They wish to remain anonymous but here is that story...

Those that know me see a normally cheerful, happy and enthusiastic person. I have a good life, great family and enjoy my job. I love laughing, chatting and being sociable. Sounds perfect, right?

Well I am not moaning, not at all. However there is a side to me that many people don’t know, even those very close to me, a side that used to make me feel a fraud, like I live a lie. A side that I hide, very well and used to be embarrassed about. Actually if I am honest, I still am slightly.

The fact is, I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Sun, 23/03/2014 - 1:42pm

OCD Awareness Week Blog

Blog written by 'MillwallAnt', 15th October 2013.

I posted a photo yesterday of myself holding the OCD Awareness Week placard.

Here is a selection of the comments I got. ‘The sign isn’t straight.’ ‘You’re obsessed.’ ‘How many goes did it take to get the photo right?’ ‘Shouldn’t it say CDO?’

Now imagine for a moment It was Breast Cancer Awareness Week and I posted a picture of myself wearing a pink ribbon in support. How many comments would I have received that said ‘How many double mastectomy patients does it take to change a lightbulb?’ or ‘A Priest, a Rabbi and a cancer suffer walk into a bar….;

Article posted on: Tue, 15/10/2013 - 2:04pm

New Ride4OCD blog and photo website

Visit our brand new ride4ocd website

Starting next Friday, Ride4OCD will see OCD-UK’s Ashley Fulwood and patron Professor Paul Salkovskis cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG), through England, Wales and Scotland, fundraising in aid of the charity, and raising awareness about OCD along the way.

For those that can't get involved, you can now stay in touch with all the blogs and photos during the tour on our brand new website at

Don't forget, if you want to get involved and cycle with the team, then you are most welcome, be that for a hour, half-day or a full days cycling. All we ask is you bring your own bike and cycle helmet! For those that are not able to cycle, then each evening we will be around to meet for an informal drink, just click the route links on the website for meeting locations and times.

Recent Blog Posts
Pimping my Bike
The countdown to LEJOG
Paul’s Bike Talk

Article posted on: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:06pm

I did it!

Blog by Bellsie, OCYours

Blog written by 'OCYours', July 2013.

This is just a quick post – I’m singing in a concert tonight and have to retrieve my sheet music from my suitcase (don’t get me started on packing… is there anything more stressful?!) and get to a rehearsal.

Anyway, the point of this post is to say this – I DID IT! I only bloody did it!

Article posted on: Sat, 27/07/2013 - 12:26am

OCD – Washing Away the Myths

Blog by Bellsie, OCYours

Blog written by 'OCYours'.

In the last year a lot has changed – I’ve completed my first year of Psychology and loved every minute, made the very out of character step of moving to Germany and come a long way in managing my OCD – but in other ways, things haven’t changed much at all. People with obsessive compulsive disorder are still facing stigma in their private and professional lives.

With us having had our 2nd National OCD Awareness Week ( last October, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to tackle a few of the myths that surround OCD.

Article posted on: Thu, 27/06/2013 - 12:14am

OCD and Me

Blog by Bellsie, OCYours

First of all, I should introduce myself – I’m Bellsie, a student from a big Anglo-French family in the west of France. Bellsie is not my real name, but it is what my family and friends call me. I like to think that I’m not anonymous – it wouldn’t take much Googling to find me, but I also feel that it’s important to feel that I can write on here without the worry that it will come back to haunt me.

My OCD didn’t start suddenly, it slid quietly into my life, gently pulling me in. Although I had always been an anxious person, it is hard to see what was OCD and what were normal childhood worries and rituals, and too easy to label all as pathological. The line is blurred and it’s too convenient to be able to retrospectively spot early warning signs. I was always concerned about safety and moral debates and it would be fair to say that I’ve always been a black and white thinker – things were either right or wrong and there was no room for manoeuvre.

Article posted on: Sun, 26/05/2013 - 11:42pm


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