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NICE Guideline on OCD

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has published a Guideline detailing the core interventions for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

The Guideline covers treatment in adults and children and takes a stepped-care approach to treatment. Treatments including individual or group based cognitive based therapy, exposure and response prevention, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants are recommended based upon the severity of the condition and the patient's preference.

The document also contains estimates that OCD affects 1-2% of the population and BDD affects 0.5-0.7%, it is therefore important that all clinicians are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of these disorders and respond appropriately.

Action: All clinicians should be aware of the content of this Guideline appropriate to their level of patient interaction. At a minimum level, clinicians should be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of these disorders and make suitable referrals.

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One Comments to “NICE Guideline on OCD”

  1. It is really sad that alot of people don't know about OCD and how badly it can affect suffers and their close ones. The first time I heard about OCD was when David Beckham came out of the open about his OCD. At that time, I felt that a few friends of mind where suffering from OCD, so I got interested in the subject.

    And after researching further into OCD, I realised that David Beckham's case was not really that serious, as well as my friends'. I read testimonials on people suffering from OCD on a charity called OCD Action's website and how serious it sets back their lives. It is only after that I can really relate to what OCD sufferers go are going through.

    The sad thing is that people suffering from OCD cannot come out in the open about it and suffer in silence as they perceive their condition to be tabboo. It is about time to make OCD well-known among the general public so OCD affected people don't have to suffer in silence.

    I read on OCD Action's website that they are holding a OCD Conference (http://www.ocdconference.org.uk/) on 22 November 2008 which will help create OCD awareness among the public and sufferers and, thereby, increasing understanding on the condition.

    I really feel that it's fair enough for OCD to be well-know just like all other conditions. And events like the OCD Conference are a step closer to making people understand how serious OCD is.

    Comment by Rinaani — October 29, 2008 #
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