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Here are the resources we found for obsessive compulsive disorder for young people:
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OCD and Depression – Annabel’s story – When I Worry about Things
(Featured resource)Suitable for teaching 8 to 13s. A powerful animated film about a girl who developed nervous tics, OCD and depression after a period of upheaval, and how she learnt to cope.
WARNING: Contains some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.
Debunking the Myths of OCD
There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organise your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might have OCD. In fact, OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals. In this video, Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.
CBT therapist and OCD specialist Katie d’Ath joins Childline to talk about the symptoms of OCD, and the different ways that you can get help and support if you are struggling with OCD.
Zumos What is Zumos?
Do I have OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be distressing, time-consuming, can affect your relationships, finances and self-confidence to name just a few of the inconveniences. Knowing how to recognise the triggers and how to break the habits are a key to freedom.
I have problems with compulsive behaviour
Resisting compulsive behaviour doesn’t work. Understanding the roots of your compulsion, then knowing how to deal with that knowledge, is your key to moving forward. This message from Zumos will help you take control and show you how to deal with this behaviour.
Getting to know your OCD better: OCD Monitoring Form
Learning to gradually face your fears is one of the most effective ways to break the OCD cycle. It may be helpful to get to know what you are thinking and identify the triggers that bring on your obsessions and compulsions. You can keep track of the triggers you experience using this downloadable OCD monitoring form.
(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.
OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 who is affected by OCD. OCD Youth is run by young people with OCD, for young people with OCD. They organise trips and outings, run online meet-ups, take part in campaigning activities, manage a youth website and social media channels, write articles and awareness resources, produce videos and media, and so much more.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects people when they are troubled by obsessions and compulsions of some kind. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts that will repeat themselves with you having any control over them. While compulsions are when you have a strong feeling that you must do something.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a common form of anxiety disorder while involves distressing, repetitive thoughts. That makes obsessive compulsive disorder particularly difficult to make sense of or to explain to other people.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety problem where the person becomes obsessed with certain thoughts, images or ideas and find them hard to ignore. This can lead to them feeling like they have to do certain things repeatedly to feel better.