OCD is a severe disorder
but it is treatable

OCD is a clinically recognised disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population. It is debilitating and paralysing. People with OCD experience intensely negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts, combined with a chronic feeling of doubt or danger (obsessions). In order to quell the thought or quieten the anxiety, they will often repeat an action, again and again (compulsions).

One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even “quirky” problem that is nothing more than hand washing. People might use the phrase “a bit OCD” without understanding the onerous nature of this severe condition and its impact.

You can find links to many of our resources below, or you can view a list of everything here.

Learn About OCD

Knowledge is power, the more you know the stronger you are to fight back.


Clinical guidelines

NICE guidelines for patients

These guidelines are published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and represent the official ‘best practice’ on the assessment and treatment of OCD and BDD.

You can click the button below to view the other versions of the guidelines and well as other clinical resources.

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