Information resources

Intended for: Concerned I may have OCD, In Treatment

Highlighted Resources 4 resources

Simple overview of OCD
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Overview of CBT - one of the recommended treatments for OCD
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A short film explaining OCD and the treatment available.
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A new NHS complaints leaflet
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Our Factsheets 9 resources

Getting a diagnosis of OCD.
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What good CBT should look like
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Looking at medication for OCD
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Simple look at treatment options
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To take with you on your first visit to your GP
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An information leaflet on Perinatal OCD, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists website
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The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) of Australia's resources for overcoming Body Dysmorphia
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Tips on how to tell a loved one about your OCD, written by Youth Advisory Panel volunteer, Nicole.
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Advocacy and Your Rights 6 resources

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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Information about our advocacy service
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Having a clear understanding of your rights and the help that is available to you means that you can be more in control of your treatment.
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This guide will give you the information that you need to know about securing a referral outside your area to a national & specialist OCD service. It has some tips and ideas on how you can best present your case to your Psychiatrist who will need to make the referral and who might need to make a request to your local funder to pay for your treatment. This guide can be used alongside the referral request template letter produced by OCD Action’s Advocacy Service and available on the OCD Action website or via the OCD Action office. It can also be used for related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or health anxiety.
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Information about Community Mental Health Teams, referrals to them, and the assessment process.
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An NHS Improvement document on Choice when it comes to treatment for mental ill health
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Videos and Presentations 16 resources

Coping with Depression
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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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Getting the most out of your CBt - Paul Salkovskis
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Getting the most out of your CBT
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Looking at coping day to day
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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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A look at depression and OCD
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Looking at reassurance in OCD
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An inspirational speech by Jo, given at National Conference, 2014
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A presentation given by David Veale at our 2015 National Conference, on whether Mindfulness meditation is relevant to OCD and BDD.
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A presentation given by David Veale at our 2015 National Conference, on how to recognize symptoms of depression and generalised anxiety, and useful tips to help manage your mood.
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A presentation given by Karina Lovell at our 2015 National Conference, on how to get the most out of your Cognitive Behvioural Therapy.
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A presentation on 'How we see OCD', given by journalist and author, David Adam, at our 2015 National Conference.
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A truly inspirational speech given by Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) member, Ellen, about her experiences of living with OCD
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Campaigning 2 resources

A downloadable poster for OCD Week of Action
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Facebook and Twitter banners for OCD Week of Action
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From the Online Community 8 resources

Inspirational Quotes submitted by Forum users
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Forum members share their tips on dealing with OCD day to day
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 [View the story "Week of Action - Twitter chat on changing stigma" on Storify]
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  [View the story "OCD Week of Action - twitter chat on support groups" on Storify]
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[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Advocacy" on Storify]
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  [View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on OCD, BDD and Treatment" on Storify]
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[View the story "OCD Week of Action - Twitter chat on Child and Adolescent Mental Health" on Storify]
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Ashley Curry and Kirsty Inman's appearance on HCR104fm, where they speak about OCD and their experiences with it.
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Books and further reading 4 resources

Full NICE Guidelines
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Outlines how OCD should be treated
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Recommended reading for CBT
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Other recommended reading relating to OCD
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Policies & Website Guides 1 resource

More detail about our Helpline and Email service. Revised 01/14 Review date: 01/15
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External Links 1 resource

"Everything works for somebody, but nothing works for everybody."-quoted from this article 'Ten things you need to know to over come OCD' An article by Fred Penzel who has been involved in over 850 different OCD cases. Here is his take on what 'Ten thing you need to know to over come OCD'. Talking about the different methods, and treatments available, as well as how to get the best uses out of them.
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