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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by obsessive thoughts and physical and/or mental compulsions. It is a common problem but one that can be very disabling for people. The World Health Organisation lists OCD as one of the top ten disabling illnesses in the world. 

You can access more information and support from the following organisations:

OCD-UK works with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Action is the national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

You may also benefit from these two self help guides:

Obsessions and Compulsions
- A Self Help Guide and Vale UHB has also produced a self help guide for OCD that can be accessed here

You could also read have a read of these self-help books - clicking on the cover will open a preview on Google Books:
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:
A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.

David Veale and Rob Willson (2009)

Available on the book

Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield and Paul Salkovski