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 work to raise awareness of OCD amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.
OCD Action is the largest national charity providing information and support to anyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They do this through the provision of an extensive range of resources on their website, online forums, an email and helpline service, a youth project, online support groups and an advocacy service. Additionally, they provide support to peer-led support groups across the UK.