obsessive compulsive disorder
Its lead character suffers with intrusive sexual thoughts.
How debilitating it is to lose your voice to your anxiety in front of people. Clearly there’s something the matter but how do you tell people you’re drowning?
"I was terrified. I thought people were going to tell me I was crazy."
That's what the London Marathon was saying to me on the start line - you and whose army? Like many other lycra clad dads at the start line, I felt vulnerable, underprepared and anxious. But after my royal hug I could say my army was Harry and the rest of the Heads Together team. They were backing me, and with them behind me I knew I'd succeed, chaffing or no chaffing.
The World Health Organisation lists obsessive-compulsive disorder as one of the top ten causes of disability, and yet still some people think it's some funny quirk or personality defect.
'The symptoms become frustrating and may lead to total avoidance of anxiety provoking situations or cues.'
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects roughly 1.2% of the UK population, equating to 12 in 1000 people. “OCD is often
'I constantly obsessed about whether I should break up with my partner.'
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that is estimated to affect over 740,000 people in the UK at any
When this has been said to me on more times than I care to remember, it always sounds more like a statement than a question. OCD is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised mental illnesses, and I think this is one of the things people say that gets to me the most.