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    Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    No More Panic has always included OCD in its list of topics to support and discuss on this forum, however we have become aware that we are just not educated enough in regards to OCD to be able to provide adequate information about it. Whilst we do have some members that suffer with OCD we primarily have the knowledge necessary to provide information and support for members who experience panic and anxiety.

    Because of this fact we feel that our members with OCD aren't getting the support they need and so we would like to promote another site that is dedicated to OCD and does also have a support forum.

    This site is OCD UK. It is the leading national charity, independently working with people who struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is run by Ashley and I have already spoken with him and he has agreed to let us promote his site on here to help OCD sufferers.

    We are not saying that OCD sufferers are not welcome on NMP but we would like to suggest this site as an alternative place to get more informed support and help.

    The website is: http://www.ocduk.org/

    If you register on the forum then please feel free to mention that you were referred from No More Panic.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    just to add that its a really good site. The page to print off for your gp was what I actually went with to my gp, and showed her that rather than going through the whole experience.. I found it really helpful

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    i did that too

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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    can i just add that another good forum for ocd is stuck in a doorway

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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    Can I ask why OCD sufferers join a forum for anxiety and panic when there are actual forums dedicated to OCD out there? What I mean is that most of the people who find their way to NMP do so because they have either asked google for advice about health anxiety or panic attacks, or their doctors have recomended the forum to them. If I had OCD and I put that into google search, NMP would not be the first thing to pop up, surely forums specifically for OCD would? So why do so many find their way onto this one? This isn't meant to sound bad so sorry if it does but i'm just very curious about this. Given that Nicola herself recomends other forums that deal specifically with OCD where sufferers can talk to people with the same feelings, yet not many OCD sufferers seem to take her up on her suggestions...why is this? Threads that start with the title of " Unexplained dizziness...can you help me" or " Palpitations are driving me crazy" these I can understand for a forum such as this one, but when I see a thread titled "I have thoughts abouts having sex with a family member" well that is way beyond advice from most people here and as nicola says, surely needs specialist treatment.

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    Last edited by Going home; 11-10-10 at 01:07.

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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    That's not what all OCD Sufferer's get! I have OCD and I did google panic because Panic and anxiety attacks are a big part of OCD, in fact anxiety and panic attacks are the parts of OCD that externally effect me, therefore being the most effective on my life, career, education and relationships.
    Having irrational and unwanted thoughts are like having something big and ugly on your face you think that everyone can see whats going on and are judging you for it and worse still you are your worst judge, getting yourself so worked up panicky to the stage of mania and hyperventilation, I hope you understand that people with OCD need help to get over panic attacks too.

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    just to say that i have ocd but mine manifests itself as severe health anxiety amongst otherthings. I have found nomore panic of great help to me and at timesa great source of comfort. unfortunately at this moment imsuffering a particularly bad episode nothing much seems to help but my first port of call is still this website which is full ofkind understanding and non judgemental people! and if it gives me comfort at times ....well labels or whatever mean nowt to me. soz just wanted to share this. thanks.

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    Question Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    The answer is simple. Invest more money and trebble the jobs for Chinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists. There are 5 psychiatrists in the team where I work, yet they can't keep a clinical psychologist. The post is currently empty and there is no sign of one being recruited.

    95% of Mental Health patients would benefit more from intensive psychological input, than they do from medications. 1 Clinical Psychologist, taking receiving referrals from the 5 psychiatrists for the team. When a psychologist has been elected in to the post, how can he see 95% of all the patients seen in outpatients for an inital 1 hour assessment, followed by weekly 1/2 one to one sessions. Does he write his notes in bed at night.

    The practical solutions are always overlooked by the powers that be. Would be to hire 3 psychologists/psychotherapists per team. There would be a drastic cut in butched for prescibed medication, a lot more people would be living a normal life after discharge and we could lay off some of the locums that are draining the life out of health care resources. We could cut the MH library in half within 2 to 5 years. The wages are less that consultants, because the treatment does not need to be reviewed, once you have taken the strategies in, apart from the odd refresher course, you may can disengage from the MH services and get on with a normal life. I don't know many that medications have had this effect on.

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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    Quote Originally Posted by overwhelmed53 View Post
    just to say that i have ocd but mine manifests itself as severe health anxiety amongst otherthings. I have found nomore panic of great help to me and at timesa great source of comfort. unfortunately at this moment imsuffering a particularly bad episode nothing much seems to help but my first port of call is still this website which is full ofkind understanding and non judgemental people! and if it gives me comfort at times ....well labels or whatever mean nowt to me. soz just wanted to share this. thanks.
    Hi overwelmed53

    I would like to know more of how you feel and when you say it manifests itself as sever health anxiety, does it just make you constantly worry about a specific health problem and do you think about and fear it constantly? I wander if I have this problem.

    Cathy xx

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    Re: Better Help for OCD Sufferers

    im glad that lady got banned ocd is evil and it comes from v.high anxiety and causes panicattacks an depression, obv the intrusive thoughts are unwanted or we wouldnt be living the nightmare that we do!!!
    mine is personally harm thoughts to love ones and no one chooses to feel and have that .

    every gets intrusive and unwanted thoughts but ocd sufferers cant wash em off so it becomes pure o as in obsessive thoughts!

    hope every 1 is well i just had the worse xmas ever where it was all concerned and hormones make it sooooo much worse :(

    much love to all xx

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