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#1 Ashley

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:47 PM

This thread will be updated by the moderators on a regular basis, with links to various helpful threads on the forum, and other useful resources. The first place we recommend all new forum users to visit before posting is the OCD-UK website, where you will find a whole range of resources, and information about the condition and treatments.

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We do recommend spending some time reading the OCD-UK website before posting on the forum, the website will contain many of the answers to the questions that you may well have right now. In addition to the main OCD-UK website, using the search facility here on the forums you may also find many threads and discussions on the subject, and your form of OCD.

In times of crisis we all need someone to turn to, and for many of us, being able to turn to people here on the forums will be sufficient, but for some you may need support that is outside of our capabilities from other support networks. We hope these telephone numbers and contacts will help you in times of crisis.

(All open 24/7 unless stated otherwise)
- NHS Direct - 0845 46 47
- NHS 24 Scotland - 08454 24 24 24
- NHS Wales - 0845 46 47
- Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 Email
- Saneline - 0845 767 8000 (check for opening times, which may vary)
- NHS Choices
- Well Scotland
- Calm - 0800 585858 (For 15-35 year old men with suicidal feelings - open 5pm-Midnight)

If you are in crisis and in need of urgent and immediate support, we recommend you try and call your GP, if out of surgery hours then contact your local A+E hospital. The GP and Hospital are there to help you, so don't hesitate to reach out for help when you need it.

The following posts will include details of links members of the moderators have found useful, and potentially helpful to you.

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#2 Ashley

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:10 AM

Sex & OCD - A Perspective by ScottOCDid

A very helpful thread by Scott for anyone suffering with sex related OCD.

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

For Family, Friends and Carers (FFC)

Understanding OCD
This PowerPoint presentation was created by ScotOCDid and was created in order to try and explain what OCD is and to provide a better understanding of the illness.

To view the presentation you will need PowerPoint installed on your PC, and click each slide to progress to the next slide. View the slideshow. A PDF version of the presentation is attached.


Children's OCD Booklet - Jolly & Grump
This booklet is specifically for younger children with OCD to either help them, or their siblings to understand OCD and uses two cartoon characters, Jolly and Grump to illustrate OCD. Open PDF Booklet.


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"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:38 PM

Reassurance by Caramoole

Suggested by Drifter, this very helpful post written by Caramoole on the subject of reassurance will prove helpful to all forum users, sufferers and family members of sufferers.


"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#5 Ashley

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 09:18 PM

"If It Feels Like OCD........It probably Is" by Caramoole

This very helpful post written by Caramoole on the subject of recognising it as OCD, whatever or however it manifests itself.

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#6 Ashley

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

A post simplistically describing the difference between Psychotherapy and CBT and between Psychiatrists and Psychologists.

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

This thread is to help those that have an OCD relapse after successful treatment, with quotes from the NHS recognised NICE guidelines for OCD.


"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#8 Ashley

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:11 PM

Finding an out of hours Chemist - Thread to provide searchable options for finding a late night / weekend chemist for fulfilling your prescription needs.

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 09:20 AM

OCD-UK volunteer Andrea created an Espaņol (Spanish) version of out OCD Information Guide. This link provides details and a link to the download of the Spanish translated PDF.

This link is a direct link to the PDF (3.96 MB).

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#10 Ashley

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 05:07 PM

With a myriad of OCD treatments available and online offers of quick fix cures for OCD, I decided to take a look at what people can do when trying to find a therapist privately.

This article offers guidance on choosing the right therapist and advice on maintaining the therapeutic relationship when things go wrong, and can be applied to both private and NHS therapists.

Click here to read the article for Finding A Therapist or I have attached in PDF format.

Discussion Topic is here.

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"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#11 Ashley

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

This thread contains a link to a CBT video: A guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.


#12 Ashley

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

Some helpful reading material for new forum users.
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"Nothing in this world that's worth having comes easy" - Dr Bob Kelso

 

"The best form of defence is attack" - The late great Brian Clough. The perfect analogy for OCD, you can only beat it by attacking it.




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