Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Explains what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

Finding help for OCD

Katie d'Ath
Posted on 17/10/2013

Winning Mastermind and managing OCD

Clive shares his recent Mastermind victory and his experiences of managing OCD.

Posted on 28/04/2014

What’s wrong with ‘a little OCD’?

Posted on 17/10/2013

Useful contacts

Beating the blues


Provides free computerised CBT with a referral from a GP.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

0161 705 4304

Can provide details of accredited CBT therapists.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777

Independent information and support for carers.



Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself.

OCD Action 

0845 390 6232 

Information and support for people with experience of OCD, and their friends, family and carers.


0845 120 3778 

A charity run by people with OCD who campaign and can help with local support group information.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

020 7235 2351
Mental health information including information on perinatal OCD.

This information was published in July 2016. We will revise it in 2019.


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