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    oneanon
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      I have ocd and so does my son and he has periods of what he thinks ate bad intrusive thoughts, however he can’t tell whether they are intrusive thoughts or not – like how can he recognise them from normal thoughts? I really started to try to help him fight these thoughts and they stopped coming for a bit. The thoughts only ever came before when he was sad but now they stay for longer than before. I just don’t know how to help him any more.

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        Hi

        We want you to know that you can also contact the OCD Action Helpline and Email Service to talk to or email someone who understands OCD.

        Our Helpline volunteers provide confidential and unbiased help, information and support for people with OCD (and their family members too). Most volunteers have personal experience of OCD; all understand OCD and how it can impact a family’s life.

        Contact our Helpline by:

        • phone: 0300 636 5478 (this is a UK number).
        • email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

        You can also find out about support groups on our website – these are open to people with OCD and some involve family members too. They offer a safe place where you can talk openly about OCD and support and encourage other people too. Our information about UK-based groups can be found here:

        If you don’t live in the UK, you can look for groups near you on the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) website. Look in the section “Find Help” and then under “Listing Types”, choose “Support Groups”: https://iocdf.org/

        And please remember that you’re never alone – OCD Action is always here to help and support you.

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