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  1. OCD Support Forums

    1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

      We don't need to tell you how debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be, but maybe by working together we can use shared experiences to help, guide and support each other along the journey of recovery.

    2. Family, Friends and Carers (FFC)

      This is the place for parents, partners, friends and carers of OCD sufferers to discuss and offer mutual support and understanding to each other.

    3. Young People

      This is the place for young people (<18) to talk about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with other young people.

  2. OCD-UK Members Only Area - A little extra for those that support OCD-UK

    1. OCD-UK Members Only Area

      This forum is restricted to OCD-UK members only to discuss any OCD or OCD-UK subject with other OCD-UK members. You will also find details of charity news and details of the upcoming local social events.

    2. Central Perk

      This is the place to post all your other non OCD related discussions, just the sort of conversations that are best left to be shared with your friends.... see what we did there?!!

    3. News and current affairs

      The forum to discuss and debate all news and current affair issues. Debate politely and with respect to other users opinions please.

    4. Food, Glorious Food

      A place to share your culinary creation ideas and recipes.

    5. Reviews - Books, Films, Gigs, Shows, Consumer Product

      This is the place to post all your reviews, from book reviews, to concerts, films, theatre shows, anything, consumer product or comapny reviews and even holiday reviews. Constructive reviews, or we will delete!  

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    6. Television, Celebs and Showbiz

      An opportunity to discuss your favourite celeb or television series from the soaps to 24 through to Scrubs (No TV spoilers though!). Or a place to talk about the latest Kardashian or reality TV headline grabbing moment! 

    7. Sport

      For all us armchair fans with more opinions than talent, an opportunity to discuss all your favourite sporting action.  (Excluding Darts, it's not a sport!). Debates allowed, team abuse (without justification) is not.

    8. Forum Games Arcade

      An area to discuss Games Arcade and challenge fellow forum users for a fun game.

  • Our picks

    • The purpose of the OCD-UK forums

      I thought it be useful and helpful for both new and existing members to reiterate the purpose of the OCD-UK Forums.   Across the internet you will find many OCD websites and discussion forums, many of which do a fabulous job. But sometimes, how other websites are run may confuse people about what to expect when using the OCD-UK forums.

      The primary objective of the OCD-UK forum is to encourage and promote recovery from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and promote good therapeutic practices (i.e. highlighting the problem with seeking reassurance for example). 
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    • I read lately that without a plausible alternative explanation to your problem it is no wonder sufferers play it safe and compulse. If the outcome seems terrible and frightening it's completely natural we would take every precaution to prevent it. This is the meaning we put on the thought, i.e if I think this I must be a horrible person, if I don't clean I will put me and my family in danger and they may die, if I'm not careful I could harm someone. These meanings are accompanied by assumptions like, if I'm not 100% careful I'm a bad person, only bad people have bad thoughts, better to be safe than sorry, I must be 100% certain or things must feel 'just right' before I can carry on.

      Therapy teaches us that maybe the problem is one of worry and not of danger, this is theory B (Break free from OCD) . Also known as the alternative explanation or on the other hand (Pulling the trigger). Therapy helps us build evidence for theory B asking us to try it out, see how we react, see if what we fear actually happens, rate our anxiety and rate our belief that our problem is indeed one of worry.

      I see a lot of people struggling but maybe you haven't been shown how to see your problem the way it actually is not the way OCD presents it to you. A great therapist and self-help book can help you with this, so don't lose hope
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