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OCD in the media

Features about OCD in the media (newspapers, television, radio or the big screen).

Our approach when dealing with the media

In a day and age where social-media is so widely used, for TV production companies wanting to recruit participants with OCD for their programmes it’s no longer necessary to come through charities like OCD-UK or approach the national OCD treatment clinics. 

That in itself is not necessarily a problem where a production is ethically sound, but for the community of people with lived experience of OCD on social-media this can be problematic when questionable or even unethical media recruitment approaches are used.  

Article posted on: Wed, 10/05/2017 - 2:12pm Read more...

Living With Me And My OCD - Full documentary

Claire fiming

Earlier this month Claire Watkinson premièred her OCD documentary film in Sheffield, and it gives us great pleasure to make the film available via our website, thank you to Claire for making this possible.

Living With Me And My OCD is a personal documentary about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) produced, directed, filmed and edited by Claire Watkinson. It features individuals (including Claire) who have OCD and demonstrates the lack of awareness surrounding OCD.

Article posted on: Mon, 20/02/2017 - 12:03pm Read more...

A little bit OCD - Short film by Kiran Wallace

Briefed with creating a social action project, Brighton media student Kiran Wallace created this video about the misconceptions of OCD.

Featuring OCD-UK volunteer Claire Goldenberg, facilitator of the Worthing OCD support group, Kiran does a fantastic job in this short 5 minute film of separating OCD from the online misconceptions of 'A little bit OCD'. So next time you see OCD trivialised online, perhaps encourage that person to watch this film, it may just help them understand. Click 'read more' to watch the film.

Article posted on: Fri, 27/01/2017 - 5:43pm Read more...

Misuse and misrepresentation of OCD in the media. OCD Awareness Week discussion

As part of OCD Awareness Week we want to highlight the misuse and misrepresentation of OCD in the media and welcome your comments and feedback.

This is not a discussion about whether or not we 'should be' offended but rather an opportunity to give honest accounts of how the chosen media topics might make those affected by OCD feel.  Should the media play a bigger role in ensuring they take more responsibility not to add to stereo-types and misconceptions?

Article posted on: Sun, 09/10/2016 - 5:24pm Read more...

Porridge

Source: BBC iPlayer - Broadcast 28th August 2016. (Cliptime - 2:46 minutes)

Article posted on: Mon, 19/09/2016 - 9:19pm Read more...

CBT and Me: Learning to live with my dark thoughts

CBT & Me: Learning to live with my dark thoughts is a blog written by Nick Arnold and recently published on the BBC Three website. This blog is a fantastic piece of writing that explains his journey of discovery that OCD is not just about being a neat freak and his experience of CBT treatment at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT). A blog that is well worth a read, especially if you are new to dealing with OCD.

Article posted on: Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:48am Read more...

Statement on Jo Cox murder and reporting

Yesterday the nation came to terms with the tragic loss of the MP Jo Cox, and we all send our deepest sympathies to the husband, children and family of Jo Cox.

Whilst the full facts about this brutal murder are yet to emerge, we are concerned about the irresponsible journalism speculating that the perpetrator possibly suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

People with OCD are rightly concerned that press coverage around the case. It’s worth highlighting the fact that OCD does not predispose people to commit violence.

Article posted on: Fri, 17/06/2016 - 1:33pm Read more...

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