A short animation on how OCD feels to Danish artist, Joaquim Nielsen. One in fifty adults experience obsessive-compulsive behavior during their lives. While OCD can be a serious social disabling condition, it has also become a source of inspiration for some artists.
The very word Click frames very nicely all the problems of compulsion; you cannot stop repeating certain actions because you are convinced something terrible will happen if you stop. The plot is very simple: Follow a person who is writing the word "Click" over and over again. He tries to break his compulsion, but fails. He starts by writing the word quietly, but it quickly becomes wilder and wilder. It become almost manic in its expression, and just when you think everything's about to explode, it starts all over"
Professor Paul Salkovskis, a clinical psychologist and director of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. And Karen reveals how this form of therapy helped her overcome OCD.MORE
This film by the charity OCD-UK offers insight into the problems that people with OCD face, and how they experience the condition. OCD responds very well to a combination of CBT cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapies.MORE
Mark Williams, a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, talks about Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.MORE
A short film by TV production student, Andrew Moore, documenting the personal stories of two OCD sufferers, Michelle and Mary-Jo.MORE