How do you know if you have OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Watch this video to find out more!


Nearly half of people claim to have OCD related traits or behaviours, but how do you

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD

know when it’s really OCD?

Log on to the  live web TV show to find out the symptoms of this mental illness, what it can lead to, what can be done to treat it and what the risks are of ignoring signs

Show date: Wednesday 13th November

Show time: 2pm

In recent years OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been the subject of many TV documentaries, reality TV shows and even stand-up comedy routines. But how much do we actually know about the condition and are such shows part of the problem when it comes to lack of understanding?

Official estimates are that 1.2% of the population suffer from OCD, however new research released by benenden health reveals that more than 40% of people polled believe they exhibit traits of the mental illness, highlighting the real lack of awareness many people have.

From obsessive checking of things like making sure appliances are turned off and doors are locked, to compulsive hand washing, hoarding and pervasive thoughts that if everything isn’t in order bad things will happen, OCD can come in many different forms.

But how serious is the condition, what can it lead to from a mental health perspective and how easy is it to treat?

Log on to benenden heath’s live Web TV show where

Nearly half of people claim to have OCD related traits or behaviours, but how do you know when it’s really OCD?

Log on to the  live web TV show to find out the symptoms of this mental illness, what it can lead to, what can be done to treat it and what the risks are of ignoring signs

Show date: Wednesday 13th November

Show time: 2pm

In recent years OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been the subject of many TV documentaries, reality TV shows and even stand-up comedy routines. But how much do we actually know about the condition and are such shows part of the problem when it comes to lack of understanding?

Official estimates are that 1.2% of the population suffer from OCD, however new research released by benenden health reveals that more than 40% of people polled believe they exhibit traits of the mental illness, highlighting the real lack of awareness many people have.

From obsessive checking of things like making sure appliances are turned off and doors are locked, to compulsive hand washing, hoarding and pervasive thoughts that if everything isn’t in order bad things will happen, OCD can come in many different forms.

But how serious is the condition, what can it lead to from a mental health perspective and how easy is it to treat?

Log on to benenden heath’s live Web TV show where Beth Murphy, Head of Information at Mind discusses OCD – from recognising the symptoms and traits of the condition, to treatment and the risks of ignoring the warning signs in both yourself and others.

To ask any questions for the show  please go to http://www.studiotalk.tv/show/could-you-or-someone-you-know-be-suffering-from-ocd