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OCD news relevant for Health Professionals - Please also check our calendar of OCD events and workshops for Health Professionals.

2012 National OCD Conference - Cardiff

Our annual conference takes place in Cardiff on 10th November

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2012 we will be visiting Wales and to host the first ever OCD conference in Wales, Cardiff to be precise, on Saturday 10th November 2012. Our conference is primarily aimed at those with OCD, along with their family and friends, but we also welcome health professionals or anybody else that may also be interested in learning more about OCD.

Our conferences are a great way to listen to, learn from and even ask questions of some of the leading OCD experts here in the UK, but also to meet others with OCD and share coping experiences, and for some, to make new friends too.

Article posted on: Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:47pm Read more...

CBT for OCD Masterclass

Dr Blake Stobie will be running a CBT for OCD Masterclass for the University of Sussex (and professionals from the public) on 27th March in Brighton. More details to follow.

Article posted on: Thu, 08/03/2012 - 5:07pm Read more...

Should OCD be removed from Anxiety Disorders in DSM-5?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides clinicians with official definitions of, and criteria for, diagnosing mental disorders.

The current edition of the DSM (DSM-IV) categorises Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD) under 'Anxiety Disorders'. However, some experts have controversially suggested that the upcoming revised edition of the DSM removes OCD from this category and grouping it with putatively related conditions under the heading of 'related OCD conditions'. The proposed OCD-related conditions would include Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), Tic disorders, Hypochondriasis, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania and other grooming disorders, Eating disorders, Pathological Gambling (PG) and other Impulse-control disorders, including alcohol and substance dependence and Kleptomania.

Article posted on: Wed, 22/02/2012 - 12:02am Read more...

Genetic Research Grant

The James E. Marshall Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation today announced it has presented Dr. Gerald Nestadt, director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science with a $225,000 donation to support genetic research relating to OCD.

Article posted on: Sat, 18/02/2012 - 4:05pm Read more...

Conference: Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem

Charlie Waller Institute

Location: University of Reading
Date: 16th April 2012

Low self-esteem is both a pre-disposing factor for mental health problems, and a consequence of them. Hence, the majority of those with mental health problems experience the debilitating and distressing effects of low self-esteem. However, there are few evidence-based interventions available to guide the clinician in treatment. This 1-day conference will consider the state-of the-art conceptualisation and treatment of low self-esteem, with a particular focus on recent developments in compassion-based approaches.

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Presentation: Medfest Bristol Event

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This event is independent of OCD-UK, therefore we provide this listing for information purposes only.

 

Location: Education Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary
Date: Friday 2nd March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Presentation: Medfest Manchester Event

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This event is independent of OCD-UK, therefore we provide this listing for information purposes only.

 

Location: Lecture theatre, University Place (SCAN building), Oxford Road, Manchester.
Date: Thursday 1st March 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Medfest Website

MedFest was founded in 2010 by Dr Kamran Ahmed, as the UK's first Medical Film Festival. It is run by a group of trainee psychiatrists and is supported by the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 5:09pm Read more...

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