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Lifting the Myth of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Old Library Eastville

Muller Road

Bristol

BS5 6XP

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You’ve seen people on TV or in films with OCD and it looks like it’s a funny, eccentric and harmless condition. That’s what you come away with after watching Jack Nicholson in “As Good As It Gets” or the private detective, Monk in the TV detective series of the same name.

But it’s not funny and people who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can often lead distressed, restricted and sometimes damaged lives – unless they know where to get help.

Lifting the Myth of OCD is an initial discussion workshop which aims to bring together those with lived experience of OCD, their loved ones, and those who know nothing of OCD but would like to know more.

“The condition is poorly understood and often poorly diagnosed. There’s a social stigma that goes with it that’s totally without justification. Eccentric behaviours like being neat and tidy, frequent handwashing, or avoiding dirt and germs are what most people think of, but OCD is a real mental health condition, which can be managed and treated with talking therapies and sometimes prescription drugs. We need to recognise it for what it is and get people the help that works for them,” says Tracy Tainton, the event organiser, who has first-hand experience of the condition.

The event is supported by Time To Change, an organisation which aims to help people re-think Mental Health.

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