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What is OCD?
How common is OCD?
How does OCD affect us?
Can OCD be cured?

WMOCD
West Midlands OCD
Support Group

Carrs Lane
Church Centre,
Birmingham.

Please Contact:

John Hinckes
07977 591081


Email:
info@wmocd.org

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
www.ocdaction.org.uk
www.nopanic.org.uk
www.ocduk.org www.youthspace.me
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk


How common is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects approximately 1 in 30 individuals. The disorder usually appears in childhood or adolescence and for the most part runs a lifelong course with symptoms fluctuating in intensity over time, but rarely completely disappearing.

Males and females of all social and ethnic backgrounds appear to be equally prone to developing the disorder. The obsessions and compulsions in OCD cause marked distress, are time consuming and interfere with social and occupational functioning.

It is frequently a disabling disorder; many sufferers spend much of their time preoccupied with obsession behaviours.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GROUP HAS NO PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION & NONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.