Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood. Many people think of it as ‘the cleaning disease’ but it is far broader and is made up of a range of different obsessions and compulsions which the sufferer is driven to in response to anxiety. The video clip below will help you to understand how it feels to struggle with this difficult disorder which can affect anyone and is common amongst young people including very young children.
Support for students with OCD
What is OCD – Young Minds
OCD leaflet by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Understanding OCD – video by OCD UK