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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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

OCD Awareness Week - OCD Myth 7

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 7

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different myth and mythbuster about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We encourage our followers to copy the text and/or image and retweet/post across their social media pages.

Today's myth is perhaps a little reminder to us all. As we have seen from the brave stories being shared this week, even when OCD takes us to a dark place, it is possible that with the right support we can fight back, people can and do recover.

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 7
Myth: OCD can't be cured.
Mythbuster: With good therapy some people can and do recover from OCD to live happy and healthy lives.

Article posted on: Sat, 15/10/2016 - 9:30am Read more...

OCD Awareness Week - OCD Fact 6

OCD Awareness Week - Fact 6

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different fact about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We encourage our followers to copy the text and/or image and retweet/post across their social media pages.

 

OCD Awareness Week - Fact 6
The average age for OCD onset is early twenties in women and late adolescence in men, but can affect children as young as 6 or 7.

Article posted on: Fri, 14/10/2016 - 2:10pm Read more...

OCD Awareness Week - OCD Myth 6

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 6

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different myth and mythbuster about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We encourage our followers to copy the text and/or image and retweet/post across their social media pages.

 

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 6
Myth: People with OCD wash their hands a lot.
Mythbuster: Compulsive hand washing is only one type of OCD symptom and that only impacts on about 26.5% of people with OCD. There are many other less visible OCD symptoms that equally cause great distress.

Article posted on: Fri, 14/10/2016 - 1:30pm Read more...

When OCD and Rules collide

Giving you a voice - OCD Awareness Week

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different account of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Today's story is being published anonymously and was written by a member of the OCD-UK forums. Today's experience illustrates the difficulty that we can sometimes face in getting the diagnosis of OCD and the impact that OCD can have on loved ones.

I am 36 and I got properly diagnosed with OCD earlier this year. But when I think back, there were signs at a much earlier age.

Article posted on: Fri, 14/10/2016 - 1:05pm Read more...

OCD Awareness Week - OCD Fact 5

OCD Awareness Week - Fact 5

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different fact about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We encourage our followers to copy the text and/or image and retweet/post across their social media pages.

 

OCD Awareness Week - Fact 5
Without treatment, OCD can severely impact on a person's education, career and relationships. Statistically you’re more likely to be single and unemployed if you have OCD.

Article posted on: Thu, 13/10/2016 - 2:20pm Read more...

My experience of Postpartum OCD

Giving you a voice - OCD Awareness Week

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different account of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Today's story is being published anonymously, and is an incredibly well-written account of one woman's experience of dealing with OCD after having a baby. This is her story...

It's OCD awareness week and OCD is one of the most misunderstood illnesses on the planet. The world health organisation rates OCD as one of the ten most debilitating illnesses in existence and yet still it is under diagnosed or once diagnosed access to specialised treatment is limited. As someone who has had OCD for many years, mostly high functioning  I feel a responsibility to own my OCD experience to help spread awareness when and however I can. My dream is more research, awareness, understanding and more OCD specialised CBT and ERP therapists. My dream is also that every Midwife in the country will be aware of postpartum OCD and then the tendency for it to be misconstrued as postnatal depression will also reduce. 

So here goes...

Imagine this perfect scenario - my husband and my friends husband are playing cricket, in a Sussex village, kitted in whites, the full nine yards, it's summer, were in a grassy field and my friend and I sit atop a cliché gingham blanket with our relatively new born babies. Around 12weeks ish...... The babies were born the same day in fact but that's irrelevant. 

Article posted on: Thu, 13/10/2016 - 10:10am Read more...

OCD Awareness Week - OCD Myth 5

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 5

This week is OCD Awareness Week, and each day we will be publishing a different myth and mythbuster about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We encourage our followers to copy the text and/or image and retweet/post across their social media pages.

 

OCD Awareness Week - Myth 5
Myth: OCD has no impact on quality of life.
Mythbuster: Anxiety or distress and interference with a person's normal routine is necessary for a diagnosis of OCD. (Hence, the D for Disorder in OCD).

Article posted on: Thu, 13/10/2016 - 9:35am Read more...

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