OCD Thinking Traps

Brain in chains

In last month’s blog on ‘overthinking’, I explored how depression and anxiety are closely linked to the thinking traps of rumination and worry. October is OCD Awareness Month, so I thought it would be interesting to explore the thinking traps which are particular to this anxiety disorder. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, known as OCD, is characterised … Read more

Book Review: “Break Free from OCD”

OCD Book

‘Break Free from OCD’ is a self-help book offering understanding and practical steps, for what is often a very distressing and misunderstood condition.  You can read more about OCD in my June 2018 edition of Forrest Rambles. I discovered this book whilst attending a workshop with one of the authors, Paul Salkovskis.  At this point … Read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Neat objects

This month I’m exploring a problem I see a lot of in my clinical work – obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD for short).  Despite the many Channel 4 documentaries on all things OCD, and the great work that various charities do to dispel the stigma around it, this still, in my opinion, remains one of … Read more