Please see below some helpful resources for you to look at and read through, whilst you or a loved one may be suffering. Sometimes just understanding what you are experiencing can go just a little of the way to make the symptoms less daunting. We have many clients that become so alarmed by their experience of OCD, that they almost develop a secondary fear, which is that of the feeling of anxiety itself. Click on some of the links below, and read around your experience if you haven’t done so already, it might just help. Whether you are waiting to attend one of our programs, or are just seeking some more clarity about your intrusive thoughts and unwanted feelings, the links below are likely to help.

General Resources

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/symptoms/

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm

https://themighty.com/2015/10/what-ocd-feels-like/

Charities & Helplines

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/#.XXd2QJNKijg

https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/ocd/

https://maternalocd.org/

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/anxiety-type/ocd/

https://www.itv.com/thismorning/ocd-helplines

Intrusive Thoughts

https://www.ocdonline.com/thinking-the-unthinkable

https://www.ocdonline.com/rethinking-the-unthinkable

https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/ocd-symptoms/

Hyper-Responsibility

https://psychcentral.com/lib/ocd-and-hyper-responsibility/

https://www.asianscientist.com/2019/05/health/ocd-anxiety-inflated-responsibility/

Cognitive Distortion and OCD

https://www.verywellmind.com/cognitive-distortions-and-ocd-2510477

Postnatal OCD and Depression

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a23303188/postpartum-ocd-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-mental-health/

https://www.verywellmind.com/postpartum-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-2510665

https://www.news-medical.net/health/OCD-and-Postnatal-Depression.aspx

https://www.postpartum.net/learn-more/pregnancy-or-postpartum-obsessive-symptoms/

Washing, Checking, HIV and Contaminants

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/04/living-with-ocd-david-adam

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=376438311&t=1568111035059

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ocd/patient-story

https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20707257,00.html

https://www.anxiety.org/does-excessive-hand-washing-mean-obsessive-compulsive-disorder