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OCD in the MediaHollyoaks to air character’s struggle with OCDOCD-UK working alongside actress Alex Fletcher and Hollyoaks makers Lime PicturesArticle published: 20th April 2021Share this postHollyoaks actress Alex Fletcher Earlier this month, Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks confirmed that the character Diane …

Overview of NICE recommended treatment for OCD

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Overview of NICE recommended treatment for OCDOne of the most commonly asked questions we get from those affected by OCD, is what treatment should I be receiving or expect to receive through the NHS? We think this summary from the …

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OCD and Stigma


I’ve seen so much stigma in the media lately surrounding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Whilst it’s usually water off a ducks back, the pandemic has unravelled some hard stigma busting work. People and companies with big platforms have been trivialising OCD.

Misophonia – The sound of misery

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Let’s TalkMISOPHONIA“Anyone eating crisps is always going to set me off, the rustle of the packet is enough to start a reaction.” – BBC ArticleMisophonia: The sound of miseryBlog by Jo Edge First published in the OCD-UK members magazine in …


OCD-UKNHS and Health (Cat)

Earlier this week (5th August 2020) NICE published its interventional procedures guidance for the use of Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. No evidence for TMS What NICE published this week was the recommendation that at this …

Podcast of the Week – On Repeat with Sorcha McCaffrey

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What a fantastic podcast to kick off our recommended Podcast of the Week series than an interview with one of our favourite people, Sorcha McCaffrey, an interview that is both beautifully uplifting and inspirational, made possible through the open and …

Surviving OCD and COVID-19 by Dr Lauren Callaghan

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Friend of OCD-UK, Dr Lauren Callaghan, is currently residing in Australia and inspired by the struggles we have been posting about wanted to try and help. So via Instagram she’s recently started posting a series of daily coping strategies and …

OCD and Coronavirus Survival Tips

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If you’re like us, the last thing you want to do is read yet another article or social media post about the coronavirus outbreak (or to give it the official name, COVID-19), but the ongoing public health concerns around the …

OCD and Coronavirus

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OCD and Coronavirus (COVID-19)Comment by Ashley Fulwood Chief executive of OCD-UK and someone with lived experience of OCD.As I lay there in the middle of the night, coughing to the point my chest felt like it was going to explode …