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We're coming to Glasgow with these lovely speakers...
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.
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.
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.
OCD Awareness Week 2017
OCD Awareness Week is now promoted by a number of organisations across the world, and OCD-UK are delighted to be taking the lead here in the UK. October 2017, get involved!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.

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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...

2011 OCD-UK Conference - Liverpool

Our venue is the fantastic new Art and Design Academy building.

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2011 we will be hosting our annual conference in the North West, Liverpool to be precise, on Saturday 29th October.

Click here to view the full first draft of our conference agenda.

Article posted on: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 2:49am Read more...

Deep brain stimulation helps severe OCD, but caution and compassion advised

For patients most severely afflicted with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, electrical stimulation of a brain network can rebalance their emotional state, helping them respond to conventional therapy when it never worked before. New long-term results show that patients' improvements remain if the treatment continues. But, as with other OCD treatments, DBS is not a cure and can have side effects.

One leading doctor researching DBS suggests, "What DBS really does is make you into an average OCD patient".

Article posted on: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 2:27am Read more...

Welcome to the new OCD-UK website

A portal of independent advice and information, informative content and social i

Six years ago we launched our original website, which has stood the test of time and has always received high praise for its simple, yet effective design and informative content for the OCD community. Since that time our website has grown, and was often imitated, even copied, and as technology advances we felt it was time to make changes to our website and make the best use of latest website advancements.

Over the last few weeks we have been working hard on our new website. We have used the latest website technology to create a database driven website which will allow for further expansion and allow us to implement many more features to benefit the OCD community.

Article posted on: Sat, 19/02/2011 - 8:41pm Read more...

IAPT Centres to close

NHS trusts in Birmingham are already shutting down some Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) centres because of financial cuts.

Launched with a great fanfare just a couple of years ago, centres offering the IAPT programme are to be closed, even though the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, promised that the programme would be expanded six months ago.

The IAPT project offers 'talking therapies', like CBT, to people who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Article posted on: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 2:53pm Read more...

New Awareness and self-help product - Cotton Bags

Our environmentally friendly cotton bags.

Our latest awareness and self-help tool are our environmentally friendly cotton bags, which are lightweight, foldable, reusable and biodegradable and ideal for carrying magazines and folders. The bag carries an OCD awareness message printed on one side, and the other side is purposely left blank for times when you prefer discretion. The bags carry the message 'Just a thought?', which is the popular initiative from OCD-UK to raise awareness of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Article posted on: Tue, 01/02/2011 - 5:21am Read more...

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