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Highlighted Resources 3 resources

A short film explaining OCD and the treatment available.
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Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
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Simple overview of OCD
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Our Factsheets 11 resources

Getting a diagnosis of OCD.
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Understanding BDD and treatment options
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What good CBT should look like
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Looking as the Habit Disorder Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP)
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To take with you on your first visit to your GP
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Looking at Habit disorders, skin picking and hair pulling
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Information about hair pulling know as Trichotillomania (TTM)
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Looking at medication for OCD
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Information on supporting a person with OCD
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Simple look at treatment options
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Helping a loved one to take the first steps to treatment.
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Advocacy and Your Rights 12 resources

A report on our last 300 advocacy cases
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Information about our advocacy service
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Useful information to give to employers. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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This guide will give you the information that you need to know about securing a referral for your child to a national & specialist OCD service. It has some tips and ideas on how you can best present your child’s case to their Psychiatrist, who will need to make the referral and who might need to make a request to your local funder to pay for their treatment. This guide can be used for related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
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This resource is for parents of children & young people with OCD where there OCD is having an impact on their education at school. It provides information on the processes available to parents throughout the UK for ensuring that their child's educational support needs are identified and addressed. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available later in the year to reflect the forthcoming changes to the SEN framework in England.
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Information that you need to know about securing a referral outside your area to a centre of excellence for OCD. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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Getting a referral for specialist help. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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OCD affects 1-2-% of the general population and most people living with the condition manage it well and never enter hospital. There may be times however, when you become unwell and need to enter hospital for a period of treatment.
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Getting the right treatment Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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For people facing housing problems due to their OCD. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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Covering your rights if you are detained under the Mental Health Act because of your OCD. Please note that this is a newly revised resource.
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Explaining the protection you have against workplace discrimination because of your OCD. Please note that this resource is currently under revision and a new version will be available from March 2014.
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Videos and Presentations 16 resources

Video presentation on BDD and treatment options
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Coping with Depression
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A look at depression and OCD
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Helping a loved one through treatment
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Looking at how you can help yourself
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A look at Habit Disorders and treatment options
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A look at coping with health anxiety
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Looking at coping day to day
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Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
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Getting the most out of your CBT
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Help for family members and carers
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A look at how to cope with panic attacks
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A look at phobias and treatment options
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Looking at reassurance in OCD
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Satwant Singh looks at the role that support groups can play in supporting a person with OCD
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From the Online Community 2 resources

Forum members share their tips on dealing with OCD day to day
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Inspirational Quotes submitted by Forum users
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Books and further reading 9 resources

Recommended reading for CBT
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Other recommended reading relating to OCD
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General OCD book list
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Books focusing on OCD related Disorders
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Books especially for young people and for families
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Outlines how OCD should be treated
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Full NICE Guidelines
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Overview of the approved treatment for OCD
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Article about the assessment of risk in OCD
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Policies & Website Guides 5 resources

More information about how the charity handles confidentiality
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More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
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About the Support Group Charter, an OCD Action initiative working with support group facilitators to identify best practice
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Our Reports 10 resources

Our report and accounts for 2006-7
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Our report and accounts for 2007-08
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Our report and accounts for 2008-09
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Our report and accounts for 2009-10
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OCD Action's Report and Accounts for 2010-11
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Our report and accounts for 2011-12
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Our report and accounts for 2012-13
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Our signed Trustees Report and Accounts for the year ending March 2013
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The Charity's strategic plan for 2009-12
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Our current strategic plan that sets out our objectives.
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Newsletters 8 resources

These issues of the OCD Action newsletter; "Action" are currently only available to members. If you would like to know more about the Charity's membership scheme please see our membership pages under the "I want to get involved" section of this website
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 40
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 41
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 42
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 43
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 44
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 45
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The OCD Action Magazine, Issue 46
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External Links 6 resources

Links to OCD related charities in Europe
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A website focusing on hoarding with a range of resources and further links
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Maternal OCD is a charity that focuses on support for mothers with OCD
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Links to OCD related charities and groups in Australia and New Zealand
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Links to OCD related charities and groups in the USA and Canada
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Website focusing on trichotillomania
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