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OCD in the media

Features about OCD in the media (newspapers, television, radio or the big screen).

Misuse and misrepresentation of OCD in the media. OCD Awareness Week discussion

As part of OCD Awareness Week we want to highlight the misuse and misrepresentation of OCD in the media and welcome your comments and feedback.

This is not a discussion about whether or not we 'should be' offended but rather an opportunity to give honest accounts of how the chosen media topics might make those affected by OCD feel.  Should the media play a bigger role in ensuring they take more responsibility not to add to stereo-types and misconceptions?

Article posted on: Sun, 09/10/2016 - 5:24pm Read more...

Porridge

Source: BBC iPlayer - Broadcast 28th August 2016. (Cliptime - 2:46 minutes)

Article posted on: Mon, 19/09/2016 - 9:19pm Read more...

CBT and Me: Learning to live with my dark thoughts

CBT & Me: Learning to live with my dark thoughts is a blog written by Nick Arnold and recently published on the BBC Three website. This blog is a fantastic piece of writing that explains his journey of discovery that OCD is not just about being a neat freak and his experience of CBT treatment at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT). A blog that is well worth a read, especially if you are new to dealing with OCD.

Article posted on: Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:48am Read more...

Statement on Jo Cox murder and reporting

Yesterday the nation came to terms with the tragic loss of the MP Jo Cox, and we all send our deepest sympathies to the husband, children and family of Jo Cox.

Whilst the full facts about this brutal murder are yet to emerge, we are concerned about the irresponsible journalism speculating that the perpetrator possibly suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

People with OCD are rightly concerned that press coverage around the case. It’s worth highlighting the fact that OCD does not predispose people to commit violence.

Article posted on: Fri, 17/06/2016 - 1:33pm Read more...

New Book: Because We are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

"A candid, sometimes brutally and uncomfortably honest account of one girl’s transition from childhood into womanhood, constantly accompanied by her secret companion, OCD." - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of OCD-UK.

"I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." - Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian.

Article posted on: Fri, 13/05/2016 - 12:16pm Read more...

Actor Mikey North donates All Star Mr and Mrs jackpot to OCD-UK

Actor Mikey North alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood

The actor Mikey North, who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass appeared on this evenings All Star Mr and Mrs alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood. Following their successful appearance on the ITV gameshow Mikey and Rachael kindly donated their £30,000 jackpot to OCD-UK.

All Star Mr and Mrs is a star-studded version of the classic game show which tests just how much - or how little - couples know about each other for a cash prize for their chosen charity. To view the episode please visit ITV Player by clicking here.

Article posted on: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 8:57pm Read more...

Good Morning Britain OCD feature

Good Morning Britain OCD feature

Following a feature about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on today's ITV 'Good Morning Britain' programme we share the concerns expressed by many about the way Good Morning Britain portrayed the illness, and may have done significant awareness damage by adding to the misconceptions that OCD is a simple quirk that people choose to be helpful. In fact, the way Good Morning Britain portrayed OCD today is the public perception of OCD that we hoped OCD Awareness Week would challenge and change.

Article posted on: Tue, 13/10/2015 - 12:09pm Read more...

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