Ocd

The Power Of Words

Melissa Kirwan | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Kirwan

So next time you automatically want to use phrases such as "I'm so OCD about that" or "I'm so depressed today", just thinking about the alternatives you can use and being aware of your language can help the cause. Thank you!

The Truth About OCD

Richard Taylor | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

For many people, the stereotype of OCD in mainstream media is so damaging because it makes them feel isolated, strange, different and abnormal when in reality, they should be made to feel accepted, loved and cared for. Just because you can't see their illness and it's in their head doesn't mean it's not real or should be treated any differently to a physical injury.

My Mental Illness Is Not A Joke

Kimia Etemadi | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kimia Etemadi

Would anyone make jumpers mocking, as one consumer pointed out, physical illnesses such as cancer? Or would anyone make jumpers mocking other, 'more serious' mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia or anorexia? The fact is, no one illness is more serious than another in itself, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be just as deadly as any other mental or physical illness. Let me tell you why.

Amanda Seyfried On Why She'll Never Stop Taking Antidepressants

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Amanda Seyfried has opened up about why she’ll never come off the antidepressants, which help to keep her mental illness in check. The 30-year-old ...

Living With OCD

Sinéad O'Callaghan | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sinéad O'Callaghan

But after a few consecutive years of doing so I realised I was bored by about Day 3! So I started to think outside the box and now I've been on some amazing holidays that offer something better than just relaxation - adventure! These are my top five.

Living With OCD? You're Not Alone

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

OCD can be a distressing condition but it's treatable and there is help available. Remember, you're not alone and speaking to someone about your condition can greatly improve your quality of life.

OCD: An Insight Of People Obsessions

Marcus Mitchell | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Mitchell

OCD is something I never seem to talk about often due to my lack of confidence on talking about the subject. I'm usually never brave enough to talk about something that's very private in my life or share it with others. I'm the sort of person who likes to keep things securely stored inside my head because I feel it's much less bother.

Bryony Gordon On The Realities Of Living With OCD

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most people associate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with simply being a "neat freak", but in reality the condition is far darker and can leave s...

OTCD: Obsessed With Trivialising Compulsive Disorder

Sophie Harrison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Harrison

Some may argue this acronym is a little OTD; the rest, however, are too busy tweeting about how their friend is "a little OCD. Lol." I can empathise. I'm a little OCD, a tad anxious and a bit anorexic; I starved myself for two hours, before eating symmetrical carrot sticks. Oh, I'm also a little bit diabetic. I give an insulin shot now and then, but nothing serious.

Children's Mental Health - A Top Priority?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

We need to get our children talking about these issues: facing up to them and admitting there is a problem is half the battle. We need to use the power of the internet and the media to spread the word and to open up the communication channels so that our children know they have someone to go to and that they are not alone.

Are You Really 'A Bit OCD': Or Are You Reinforcing a Damaging Stereotype?

Jack Simpson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Simpson

This is the very essence of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Often a sufferer knows their own obsessions and compulsions are illogical, absurd, but cannot break free of their checking behaviours. What OCD sufferers need the most in these circumstances is support.

Being in Crisis Changed My Life

Sophie Dishman | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dishman

The panic started. What if? Have I? I want to point out at this point that I am not a judgemental person and am not stigmatising people who have HIV. It was my bodies reaction to hearing it said and reading about it - that was the judgemental thing.

'I'm A Little Bit OCD' - Why Having OCD Is Not About Liking Things to Be a Certain Way

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

Due to my OCD, a lot of things, if not everything in my life, is a certain way. The structure of every day is exactly the same and my routines and rituals could not be more rigid if they tried. Everything I do each day is exactly the same as I did it the day before but that is not in any sense because that is the way in which I like them.

Bright New Day

Jane Cook | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jane Cook

Like many young people with intrusive thoughts, Jemima was petrified. Suicide seemed like a way out and we had to be vigilant as she attempted to try and jump out of windows and end it all. We were told that there were no hospital beds in our local area, so we gave the best care we could and thankfully her condition stabilised. Crisis over.

8 Things People With OCD Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or OCD) is a mental illness which can cause persistent thoughts and images that cause distress. People with the conditi...

OCD, My Dad and Me

Richard Taylor | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

I was officially diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder at the age of 15 although it has been part of my life for a long time, I just didn't have a name for my thoughts and behaviours. It was around this time that I was also diagnosed with depression.

Target Criticised For 'OCD' Christmas Jumper That 'Trivialises Mental Illness'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing says Christmas like making fun of a serious mental illness, does it Target? The US superstore has come under fire on Twitter for selling a ...

OCD Awareness Week 2015

Ant Meads | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

I am on the precipice of full time addiction and the glimpse I had over the top has scared me beyond belief. I came home with a plan of attack but that's when it became clear to me, that I needed to revisit my OCD experiences and formulate a plan that didn't so much deal with the addiction but addressed what had caused me to start down that road at all.

Here's What You Really Need To Know About OCD

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrity entrepreneur Michelle Mone came under fire for saying she "loves having" Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on Tuesday. Appearing on Go...

Comic Proves Why You Shouldn't Joke About Being 'OCD'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This comic was originally published on Everyday Feminism. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a serious mental health condition, yet the term "OCD" is...

Nine Struggles All Germaphobes Will Understand

Nicola Appleton | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Appleton

People put my bad behaviour down to the fact that I was a new mum and being a new mum can make you a bit bonkers. But the truth is, being a germaphobe is something I struggle with daily. For example, I will never, ever let you take a sip from my water bottle (as if!) and if you offer me your hand to shake, there's a good chance I won't take it.

Lucy Sherriff

Why You're Probably Not 'So OCD'. Here's What It's Really Like To Have It

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"I'm so OCD about cleaning," is something we've all heard before. But, let's face it, they're probably talking about having a mean cleaning streak, ra...

Video Shows How Tourette's Syndrome Really Is No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being a serious neurological health condition, Tourette's syndrome has long been seen as something of a joke. And we're not just talking ha...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

Stop Using Mental Illnesses as Adjectives

Claire Greaves | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

Many of us have done it, "Kate can be a bit bipolar can't she?!" meaning that one day she can be in a good mood, the next she can be in a bad mood or ...