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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Image of upset child
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.
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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

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters

If you shop at Waitrose please nominate OCD-UK as your chosen local charity by completing the nomination form found in store.

Three good causes receive a share of £1,000 every month from the Waitrose Community Matters initiative. The charities and community groups are selected by nominations from customer and Waitrose employees, so please be sure to nominate OCD-UK in your local store.

Customers shopping in store are given a green token in which they can vote for which of that month’s three charities they want to receive the donation by placing the token in one of three Perspex tubes. At the end of the month the cash is divided up in proportion to the number of tokens a charity has received.

Article posted on: Sat, 13/08/2011 - 1:45pm Read more...

OCD-UK Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Saturday 29th October - Liverpool

OCD-UK are delighted to invite OCD-UK members to attend our 2011 AGM which will take place after our annual conference on Saturday 29th October in Liverpool at the Art and Design Academy building, part of the John Moores University. We anticipate the conference ending around 5:15pm and the AGM will start shortly after.

The AGM allows us the opportunity to meet our members, and to explain to you just exactly what we have been doing this year, and allows you the opportunity to ask questions.

Article posted on: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 7:49pm Read more...

OCD Media Interviews

Listen to Karen and Paul talking about OCD to BBC Radio Bristol yesterday (15th October 2014) for OCD Awareness Week.

 

Article posted on: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 6:09am Read more...

July edition of Compulsive Reading

The July edition of the OCD-UK magazine, Compulsive Reading.

The July edition of our magazine Compulsive Reading is now published and with our printers, and due with OCD-UK members during the next 7-10 days. Our magazine is published on a quarterly basis and sent to all OCD-UK members completely free of charge. The magazine provides a great mix of community content, OCD related news and personal stories including exclusive content not published online. You may take a closer look at one of our magazines by downloading a previous issue free of charge.

Article posted on: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 2:05am Read more...

New OCD information guide

This 24 page booklet is a condensed version of our website information

People with OCD, along with health professionals and support workers are unanimous in their praise of our OCD information guide. Our new 2011 OCD information guide is now available, and available free of charge to OCD-UK members.

Updated for 2011, this 24 page booklet is a condensed version of information from our website. It is printed in A5 format on good quality 150gm triple gloss paper. It is designed for those without access to our website and is a condensed version of the website providing both sufferers and family members with all the information they need to understand this condition and point them in the direction of further help.

Article posted on: Sat, 11/06/2011 - 2:36pm Read more...

People with BDD process big picture visual information abnormally

People suffering from BDD — a severe mental illness characterised by debilitating misperceptions that one appears disfigured and ugly — process visual information abnormally, even when looking at inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study.

First author Dr. Jamie Feusner, a UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues found that patients with BDD have less brain activity when processing holistic visual elements that provide the 'big picture', regardless of whether that picture is a face or an object. The research appears in the current online edition of the journal Psychological Medicine.

Article posted on: Mon, 30/05/2011 - 12:08am Read more...

New study shows that compulsions lead to obsessions

New scientific evidence challenges a popular conception that behaviours such as repetitive hand-washing, characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are carried out in response to disturbing obsessive fears.

The study, conducted at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, found that in the case of OCD the behaviours themselves (the compulsions) might be the precursors to the disorder, and that obsessions may simply be the brain’s way of justifying these behaviours. 

Article posted on: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 3:54am Read more...

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