This week, ITV is airing a new daytime programme, which follows Nik and Eva Speakman as they attempt to cure all matter of phobias and mental health conditions. One of the episodes, which aired earlier this week, centred around a girl with OCD, whose compulsions involved biting, smelling and touching things. Following her short visit to the Speakmans, she was apparently cured of her OCD.
At OCD Action we are concerned that this show portrays a miracle cure for OCD, based on unproven methods and that this could deter people struggling with OCD from seeking out approved treatments which have gone through a rigorous process of evaluation and shown to be effective.
If you would like any support or information about how you can seek appropriate treatment for OCD please call our helpline on 0845 3906232.