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

OCD Awareness Week 2012

OCD Awareness Week

In collaboration with other global OCD charities, OCD-UK is hosting OCD Awareness Week events around the country during OCD Awareness Week, confirmed for 8th - 14th October 2012. A week that is completely dedicated to raising awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

There will be various events online and offline, and some ideal opportunities for health professionals to both get involved, and also to learn more about what it feels like to have OCD. So if you want to get involved, please do get in touch!

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 3:51pm Read more...

Presentation: Talk on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Hosted by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, a talk on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders will be presented by Dr Jan Van Niekerk, consultant psychiatrist at CPFT, in partnership with Addenbrookes Hospital.

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 3:19pm Read more...

Workshop: Beauty and the Beast: The Nature and Treatment of BDD

Charlie Waller Institute

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe body image disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. The most common appearance preoccupations involve face or head (e.g., skin, hair), but any body part can be the focus of concern. BDD is a relatively common and often disabling illness with high suicide rates. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information on empirically-validated cognitivebehavioural interventions designed to help individuals with BDD. The presenter will first describe how to correctly recognize, diagnose, and conceptualize individuals with BDD.

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 3:05am Read more...

Workshop: Understanding and Treating OCD Effectively

Charlie Waller Institute

Due to the many positive outcomes, exposure and response prevention (ERP) is currently considered the psychological treatment of choice for OCD. However, many patients refuse or drop out of ERP, reluctant to endure the anxiety-provoking exposure exercises. Cognitive therapy (CT) strategies address some of the limitations of ERP, and appear to also be effective in reducing OCD symptoms. This workshop will focus on the integration of ERP and CT strategies for the different types of OCD symptoms (e.g. repugnant obsessions and related compulsions, contamination fears, checking, mental rituals, ordering rituals, etc.).

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 2:57am Read more...

Funding for OCD Checking Research

Dr Adam Radomsky

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada is making new strides in health-related research — a fact confirmed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which will provide over $500,000 in funding for two top psychology researchers. This vital support will allow Michel Dugas and friend of OCD-UK, Dr Adam Radomsky to work towards new breakthroughs in treatment for anxiety and OCD.

From an OCD perspective for Dr Adam Radomsky the new funding from CIHR will also go towards using CBT in a research setting for counteracting compulsive checking in OCD.

Article posted on: Wed, 15/02/2012 - 5:56pm Read more...

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