This page contains information about OCD and where to find support.
Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Symptoms can be: Fear of contamination or dirt. Needing things orderly and symmetrical. Reoccurring thoughts and behaviors you feel the urge to repeat over and over.
- OCD symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.
- Some people with OCD can have Tourette Syndrome (TS), which causes people to have “tics”.
- OCD is unlikely to get better without proper treatment and support.
Help with OCD
Where can I get support?
Visit your GP - your GP will ask about your symptoms and can refer you to a local psychological therapy service if necessary
If you think a friend or family member may have OCD, try talking to them about your concerns and suggest they seek help.
For further advice you can contact the below services:
- Call 01332 588112 (available 9am-12pm Mon-Fri)
- OCD-UK support forum
- Visit TOPUK website
- Call 0300 111 6000
- Email: email@example.com