OCD Awareness Week, October 9-15 2022
"If you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), you have obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals and behaviours.
• OCD affects 1.2% of the population in the UK.
• A mix of different factors can cause OCD.
• The usual treatment options for OCD are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and medication.
• If you have OCD you may find that it affects areas of your life like work or relationships.
OCD Awareness Week takes place during the second full week of October each year and is an international effort to raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, with the goal of helping more people to get timely access to appropriate and effective treatment. Launched in 2009 by the IOCDF, OCD Awareness Week is now celebrated by a number of organizations across the US and around the world, with events such as OCD screening days, lectures, conferences, fundraisers, online Q&As, and more."