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OCD in the media

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

Ian Puleston-Davies talks to the Mirror about his OCD and Corrie

Tough role: Ian worries about TV scenes

Ian Puleston-Davies is best known as tough Coronation Street builder Owen Armstrong but in real life the 55-year-old actor has suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder since childhood.

Here Ian, who lives in Cheshire with his partner Sue, their seven-year-old daughter Maggie and two-year-old son Charlie, tells Sue Crawford how the condition has blighted his life but how he’s finally beating it...

Article posted on: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:11pm Read more...

Catherine shares her OCD experience

Catherine Mills - OCD-UK Trustee and Vice-Chair

Throughout the year we are constantly looking at opportunities to share our experiences of OCD with the wider media, and earlier today our vice-chair Catherine Mills spoke to BBC Radio Merseyside about OCD.

Catherine also spoke about her own experience of living with OCD and experiencing intrusive thoughts.

To listen to Catherine share her experience, please click the 'Read more' link.

 

Article posted on: Thu, 03/04/2014 - 7:52pm Read more...

OCD-UK events

The following list contains details of national OCD events in the UK for the coming year that may provide members of the media with opportunities to access case studies and OCD features for publication/broadcast.

Article posted on: Thu, 13/02/2014 - 12:47pm Read more...

Kylie shares her OCD experience

Kylie relaxing in her kitchen last year

Throughout the year we are constantly looking at opportunities to share our experiences of OCD with ethical media outlets, and on Friday of this week (7th Feb) the chair of our charity Kylie Cloke spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire about her OCD experience, which you can listen to below.

Please do get in touch with us if you feel you would like to share your story with local radio, or maybe in written form for our own publications or your own local newspaper.

 

Article posted on: Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:46pm Read more...

Meet the Team: Lucy Carter

Lucy Carter

I joined OCD-UK in August 2013 in the part-time capacity of a communications and awareness development role. I embarked upon this exciting opportunity at the start of the first Ride4OCD tour and set to work on helping the team raise media awareness during the ride to support the ones doing the real work, those cycling! It was great fun to follow the Ride4OCD team on their epic journey from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

Article posted on: Tue, 04/02/2014 - 2:25pm Read more...

Bedlam and ADRU

OCD Bully Statue is housed at ADRU

The unit featured on this evening's excellent Channel 4 programme, Bedlam was the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU), which is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The ADRU unit, ably led by Simon Darnley and David Veale is a nationally funded NHS unit which provides specialist OCD and BDD treatment, and of course other anxiety problems such as habit disorder, hypochondriasis, health anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychogenic excoriation without body dysmorphic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia of vomiting, trichotillomania.

Patients routinely remain as residents Monday to Friday for about 12 weeks. Patients do need to be able to self-care without the need for nursing care as the unit is unstaffed out of hours. Each resident has their own bedroom with wash basin, on a same sex corridor.

Accessing treatment at the clinic initially needs to be made by your local psychological service

Article posted on: Thu, 31/10/2013 - 9:51pm Read more...

OCD Ward - ITV1

OCD Ward

OCD Ward is a new documentary offering an insight into four severe cases of OCD due to be screened on ITV1 on Monday (28th October) at 9:00pm. The programme will focus on two patients receiving treatment at London's Springfield University Hospital, the only 24/7 staffed unit dedicated to the treatment of severe OCD.

We spoke at length to the programme producer Jo, from Minnow Films, who explained that she hopes the programme will show the devastation that OCD can cause, both to those that suffer, but also to our loved ones, but also show the challenges that sufferers face in just tackling treatment, in addition to trying to life each and every day with OCD.

Article posted on: Fri, 25/10/2013 - 2:20pm Read more...

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