Launched in 2009 by the International OCD Foundation, OCD Awareness Week aims to raise understanding and awareness of what OCD is, and how it affects people. It runs from 11-17th October, and is celebrated by organisations and individuals worldwide.
If you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), you have obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals and behaviours.
• OCD affects 1.2% of the population in the UK.
• A mix of different factors can cause OCD.
• The usual treatment options for OCD are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and medication.
• If you have OCD you may find that it affects areas of your life like work or relationships.
For more information about OCD Awareness Week, please visit the OCD Action website.