UK sources of information and / or support
Has a leaflet called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
The national organisation for people with OCD, their carers and interested professionals.
Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.
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Moodjuice, an Internet site developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley, provides a number of self help guides, including one on this topic.
A registered charity for those that suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders in the UK. One of their key aims is to raise awareness of the condition within the UK, in-particular with young adults. Another prime objective is to improve the NHS services offered to OCD sufferers.
A user friendly website for people affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Provides information for the family, friends, carers and parents of anyone with OCD.
Aims to help anyone affected by anxiety disorders including phobic and obsessive disorders .
The centre is the first specialised unit for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder in the UK. Offers online, telephone and in-person help. All of our information is free and they have a charitable trust in place. 80% of staff have personal experience of OCD and the Chairman is a well known author and researcher in the field of OCD, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz. They are affiliated with the charity First Steps to Freedom (an anxiety and OCD registered charity).
Habits/Obsessions/Compulsions - Responding helpfully to a child or young person who appears to have troubling habits, obsessions or compulsions.
Information from HandsOnScotland.
A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.
A support group for people affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Tyneside based support, provided by ex-sufferers, for those with Anxiety, Depression, OCD and other stress and phobia related problems. Although this is a local group, their website gives useful general information on these problems.
Information from the Mental Health Foundation.
Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.