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Information and news related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

2012 National OCD Conference - Cardiff

Our annual conference takes place in Cardiff on 10th November

Continuing our commitment to provide OCD conferences around the whole of the UK, we are proud to announce that for 2012 we will be visiting Wales and to host the first ever OCD conference in Wales, Cardiff to be precise, on Saturday 10th November 2012. Our conference is primarily aimed at those with OCD, along with their family and friends, but we also welcome health professionals or anybody else that may also be interested in learning more about OCD.

Our conferences are a great way to listen to, learn from and even ask questions of some of the leading OCD experts here in the UK, but also to meet others with OCD and share coping experiences, and for some, to make new friends too.

Article posted on: Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:47pm

Should OCD be removed from Anxiety Disorders in DSM-5?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides clinicians with official definitions of, and criteria for, diagnosing mental disorders.

The current edition of the DSM (DSM-IV) categorises Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD) under 'Anxiety Disorders'. However, some experts have controversially suggested that the upcoming revised edition of the DSM removes OCD from this category and grouping it with putatively related conditions under the heading of 'related OCD conditions'. The proposed OCD-related conditions would include Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), Tic disorders, Hypochondriasis, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania and other grooming disorders, Eating disorders, Pathological Gambling (PG) and other Impulse-control disorders, including alcohol and substance dependence and Kleptomania.

Article posted on: Wed, 22/02/2012 - 12:02am

OCD-UK Telephone Support Group

OCD-UK Telephone Support Group

Do you need support in coping with or beating your OCD? Do you find it difficult to get out of the house, or to get to a Support Group? If so OCD-UK's Telephone Support Group is designed just for you!

Monthly, on a Monday evening, you can call in and speak to other sufferers for up to an hour using a conference call service. The group is facilitated by an experienced support group leader who has OCD himself, and is open to any OCD-UK member.

Article posted on: Mon, 20/02/2012 - 8:39pm

Presentation: Talk on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Hosted by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, a talk on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders will be presented by Dr Jan Van Niekerk, consultant psychiatrist at CPFT, in partnership with Addenbrookes Hospital.

Article posted on: Thu, 16/02/2012 - 3:19pm

Break Free from OCD - Book Review

Break Free From OCD - Book Review

The press release for the book describes this as a practical guide written by three leading Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (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 just that!

If you believe that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is primarily a psychological illness and that Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) holds the key to restoring good health then this is the book for you.

Article posted on: Mon, 02/01/2012 - 5:17pm

Understanding Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

Watch our 'Understanding OCD' Awareness video.

Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.

It can be so debilitating and disabling that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has actually ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling illnesses of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.

We hope that our video will help raise awareness and to offer an insight and educate about the various aspects of the illness to offer a better understanding of the illness, but also perhaps most importantly that we hope that our video will offer hope and inspiration to the estimated 741,504 children and adults living with OCD here in the UK.

Article posted on: Mon, 02/01/2012 - 4:42pm

Liverpool Conference Thank You

Ian Puleston-Davies in conversation with Ashley Fulwood

A huge thank you to all those attended our 2011 OCD conference on Saturday, which this year was held in Liverpool.

We heard from some fabulous speakers, including incredibly brave, honest and inspiring first hand accounts of living with, coping with and overcoming OCD by Catherine, Diana, Claudine and the writer and actor, Ian Puleston-Davies, pictured here in conversation with OCD-UK's Ashley Fulwood. The over-riding theme of the day was that it is possible to reclaim your life back from OCD, and something the charity will work hard to help more people do just that in the coming months.

Article posted on: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 2:05am


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