OCD is a clinically recognised anxiety disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population. It is debilitating and paralysing. People with OCD experience intensely negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts, images or urges, combined with a chronic feeling of doubt or danger (obsessions). In order to quell the thought or quieten the anxiety, they will often repeat an action, again and again (compulsions). It is estimated that 1-2% of the population are affected by this disorder.
OCD Action works for a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.
They have a downloadable resource specifically about OCD at University, available from the website. It includes topics such as reasonable adjustments and support, disclosure and treatment.