Go through a typical day of a person with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This video is based on a personal account and demonstrates habits, behaviours and thoughts that a person with OCD may experience. The behaviours and rituals depicted are not common to everyone with OCD but specific to each individual.
If you have OCD, or if you know someone who does, the following resources may be of help:
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada: http://www.anxietycanada.ca
Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies: http://www.abct.org
International OCD Foundation: https://iocdf.org
The International OCD Foundation is a good place to start to find help.
On the home page look for the section with the title “Find Help.” Below the title is a place where you can search for resources available in your location. Enter your location and click “Find.” There is professional help available.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): http://www.camh.ca
This video was made by Health Science 4DM3 students Saima Ahmad, Atherai Maran, Candy Niu, and Joy Sumin Park.
Copyright McMaster University 2017