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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Essential Guide - Book Review

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Essential Guide

A review by Lucy (OCD sufferer, aged 15).

The book covers many un answered questions about OCD that I have been thinking about and I think it will educate new readers of OCD into the real in site. A few examples of what the book covers is “What causes OCD?”, “Treatment explained” and “Getting help”. These are some of the sections that I found really helpful. It also provides a case study for carer’s and some of the many symptoms which help them understand that the OCD compulsions and obsessions lots of others do as well.

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Article posted on: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 9:59pm Read more...

We need your help, TODAY!

By Kylie Cloke, Chair of OCD-UK

For those of you who are members, and who have read the last edition of Compulsive Reading, you will have been enlightened on some of the work that OCD-UK has participated in over the past year. I am assuming that if you're reading this website that OCD has impacted on your own life in some way, and therefore I hope that our annual review has helped to reassure you that the charity is working in the right direction to make positive change for the OCD community.

My reason for writing this message is to ask for your help – members and non-members alike – to support our charity. As our annual review shows, we have not only successfully operated our charity with a minuscule amount of money , we are operating very frugally). We are extremely proud of what we can achieve with limited funds – however, these limited funds are becoming harder and harder to come by. And the crux of it all is, that without this money, OCD-UK will no longer be able to operate – and we need you to help us to ensure that this worry does not become a reality.

To put this in terms of time, we anticipate that without substantial financial support, OCD-UK will run out of money in early 2012, which demonstrates the importance of your membership donations and fundraising to support our charity.

Article posted on: Sun, 14/08/2011 - 8:01pm Read more...

New OCD information guide

This 24 page booklet is a condensed version of our website information

People with OCD, along with health professionals and support workers are unanimous in their praise of our OCD information guide. Our new 2011 OCD information guide is now available, and available free of charge to OCD-UK members.

Updated for 2011, this 24 page booklet is a condensed version of information from our website. It is printed in A5 format on good quality 150gm triple gloss paper. It is designed for those without access to our website and is a condensed version of the website providing both sufferers and family members with all the information they need to understand this condition and point them in the direction of further help.

Article posted on: Sat, 11/06/2011 - 2:36pm 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...

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...

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