Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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‘Anxiety is part of me’: Mara Wilson and other anxious minds on how they cope
From lavender oil to a cold martini, Bruce Springsteen to sertraline, four writers share the tools they have found to manage their symptoms

Mara Wilson, Robyn Wilder, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and David Adam

25, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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How to recognise the symptoms of anxiety and get help
From OCD to agoraphobia and PTSD, there are almost as many types of anxiety disorder as things to worry about. Here’s how to spot the signs and find the relevant support

Linda Geddes

21, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Audrey Enstone obituary
Other lives: Braille and language specialist who devised a series of strategies for living with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Karen Rann

24, Apr, 2022 @4:30 PM

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A moment that changed me: having a baby in lockdown nearly broke me – but it made me face my depression
After my son was born, I lost the ability to cope. But seeking help opened my eyes to other issues I had long silently lived with

Maxine-Laurie Marshall

16, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘He’s made a difference to hundreds, if not thousands of people’: the man helping others beat OCD
Stephen Hosking was only diagnosed in his 30s – now he is leading groups across the country

Sirin Kale

18, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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It’s no wonder we still think OCD is a neatness illness – it’s mainly how we see it on screen | Martin Ingle
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often depicted as silly and funny, but the media must do more to show the darker reality

Martin Ingle

19, May, 2021 @2:28 AM

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Fears Covid anxiety syndrome could stop people reintegrating
Exclusive: compulsive hygiene habits and fear of public places could remain for some after lockdown lifted, researchers say

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

24, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Take things slowly as lockdown ends to avoid 're-entry' syndrome
A psychiatrist advises us not to catastrophise post-Covid life and to be compassionate towards others

Jon Van Niekirk as told to Sasha Mistlin

13, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'I could physically feel the germs on me': how Covid is a double-edged sword for those with OCD
For some the pandemic has worsened their symptoms, but others say social distancing and hygiene measures have made life easier

Matilda Boseley

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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TV is starting to get OCD right – so why can't EastEnders?
Television has a history of missteps when it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder. But there are some positive signs of change

James McMahon

02, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The world is now mirroring my twisted teen psyche – but there is an upside | Hadley Freeman
I can tell you how it feels when you no longer need to keep the world at a fearful arm’s length: it feels amazing

Hadley Freeman

18, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The hellish side of handwashing: how coronavirus is affecting people with OCD
For some OCD patients, not washing their hands is part of their treatment. So guidance to do so regularly is reviving their anxieties – and triggering them in others

David Adam

13, Mar, 2020 @3:20 PM

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