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Phobias, Anxieties and Obsessional Disorders

Anxiety disorders cover a wide range of difficulties, including phobias, obsessive disorders and panic attacks. The following organisations can provide more information, advice and support on these conditions.

www.anxietyuk.org.uk - website for Anxiety UK, a registered charity providing information, support and understanding for people living with phobias and anxiety disorders

www.first-steps.org - First Steps to Freedom, a UK registered charity providing help for people with phobias, anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and tranquiliser addiction

www.nopanic.org.uk - No Panic is a registered charity supporting people who experience panic attacks, anxiety disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias and tranquliser withdrawal

Obsessional Disorders

The following is taken from the OCDUK website:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition. OCD can take many forms but, in general, sufferers experience repetitive, intrusive and unwelcome thoughts, images, impulses and doubts which they find hard to ignore. Sufferers try to fight these thoughts with mental or physical rituals, which involve repeatedly performing actions such as washing, cleaning, checking, counting, hoarding or partaking in endless rumination.

You can get more information from:

www.ocduk.org

www.mind.org.uk information from MIND, the National Association for Mental Health

www.ocdaction.org.uk national charity providing information and support, promoting recovery from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders

www.rcpsych.ac.uk - information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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