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 15.02.2016 | 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 16.10.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 ...

No, I'm Not a 'Bit OCD'

Charlotte Peach | Posted 29.10.2015 | 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 29.10.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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.