Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.03.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 ...

No, I'm Not a 'Bit OCD'

Charlotte Peach | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Peach

To explain mine better would be to tell her that since she told me as I sat down, that they'd had a woman in earlier that day that had been 'up all night with a dodgy tummy', I could literally FEEL the germs on my chair.

Me vs OCD

Charlotte Peach | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Peach

A similar act probably carried out every few seconds by teems of mothers all over the world. In that moment I wanted to be her. Because I knew that she is free from the awful, tormenting thoughts that come with post natal OCD.

The Decision for Precision

Malcolm Levene | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

My OCD is about being Over Consciously Detailed. In effect, what that means is, nothing is ever quite good enough. Well, that's not true. It means I'm too fussy for my own good. No, let me rephrase that, I'm very particular about my writing and my work.

Mental Health Education in School Is a MUST Today

Mark Williams | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Williams

As we know the stigma and lack of education about mental health is better today than it was ten years ago. We still need to educate the next generation in all aspects of mental health to stamp it out for good.

OCD, Men's Health and Movember

Ant Meads | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

It's a devastatingly harsh condition to live with and one that leads to severe isolation, especially in my experience, for men. We often struggle to talk about our feelings and often when I've explained my circumstances, people simply don't know what to say.

The M Word - How Sexism Is Still Stifling New Women Writers

Rose Bretécher | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Bretécher

My book is a memoir about my life with intrusive sexual thoughts, and it's pretty hard to write about that stuff and not drop the M-bomb. Besides, titillation would never be a problem for a young man in my position, with my mental condition.

This Guy's Kids And Wife Aren't A Fan Of His New Look

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Colourful Keith Gordon had agonising skins grafts to remove his teen tattoos - only to spend nearly £15,000 redoing them all over his face and body. ...

Learning to Love the Quirky OCD Nature of Others

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

We're all privy to the odd little quirk and tic, from racing down the stairs to beat the toilet flush to bidding farewell aloud to your house as you walk out the front door, but to the OCD sufferer it's taking these endearing habits to the extreme.

Complaining Versus Excercise

Kerry Hudson | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Kerry Hudson

To save money on shabby chic I've been making my own, painting everything in sight an 'antique white' then pasting embossed vintage printed paper onto it.

'I Was Scared I Was a Paedophile': 17 Years Living With Intrusive Thoughts And Pure OCD

Planet Ivy | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

The single word 'kids' followed by accusations of 'You're a paedo' constantly ramming through my head, incessant thoughts and images tapping at the periphery of my mind. All I knew was that I was 14 years of age and I was petrified of being a paedophile.

Minds Like Ours: One Giant Leap for Mental Health Awareness (VIDEO)

Rebecca Walton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Walton

After talking with a fellow agoraphobic (James) on Twitter, we came up with an idea that would push this awareness even further. What if everyone could have their stories heard and shared? What if they could all receive that positivity? We wanted to create a Diaries of a Broken Mind style campaign but on a much grander scale.

How OCD Affects My Gaming

Planet Ivy | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

was laughed at in school for being the last to complete Goldeneye. Reason being, I was determined to get at least 10 headshots before completing each level. Nowadays, a certain amount of headshots is quite a common prerequisite for unlocking more points/trophies in most shooting games.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affects 1 In 10 Post-Natal Women

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Post-natal OCD may be a previously unrecognised mental problem faced by many women after giving birth, new research suggests. Experts estimate that...

Why Trying to Ignore Upsetting Thoughts Only Makes The Worry or Anxiety Worse

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder - such as health anxiety, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder - or are just plain worried, you are likely to be plagued by anxiety-provoking, 'intrusive thoughts'.

Lack of Routine, Too Much Creativity, a Mental Health Condition... You're in Butlins

Kerry Hudson | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

I haven't met many people with mental health problems who aren't in some way or other creative, we naturally question everything, perhaps to obsessiveness sometimes, and spiral off in different directions looking for alternative conclusions, very much like the artist's mind.

Ruby Wax and My Personal 'Mad Confession'

Charlotte Fantelli | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Fantelli

Who am I? I am a businesswoman in a new Versace dress. I'm an author, a painter, a grumpy cow in the mornings, a lover of fast cars, and a girl who should only ever sing when completely alone. Oh and I also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Could Shopaholics Be 'Cured' By Pill Designed To Treat Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) could be ‘cured’ with a pill designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, claim a team of p...

Could OCD Be Caused By Bacteria?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Streptococcus bacteria, which causes strep throat and scarlet fever in children, could be the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a team of ...

The Curious Person's Guide to Mindfulness

Emma Brooke | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Mindfulness won't change your life overnight, but make it a habit and I guarantee it will. I never guarantee things (take a look back at my posts) but this is the most simple yet powerful thing you can do for your well-being.

Let's Talk OCD: How Do They Treat It?

Jamie Lewis | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Having sat in on a number of CBT sessions for OCD after being wrongly-diagnosed with a strange form of the illness - religiously over-thinking, later diagnosed as a form of social anxiety - I began to see what was happening to these people's lives.