Are you worried that you or someone you know may have
postnatal depression? You’re not alone. It’s a very common illness, affecting 1
in 10 women after giving birth. It can affect fathers and partners, too.
If you’re struggling with feelings of depression after
having a baby, I want you to know it’s not your fault you feel this way, and it
doesn’t make you a bad parent. Postnatal depression is a real illness, and you
deserve to get the help you need. And the good news is it’s treatable; it can
take time, but you can make a full recovery.
Are you worried that you or someone you know might have OCD?
We all have unwanted thoughts that pop into our head from time to time, but if
you get plagued by them until they make you feel ill or anxious you could have
OCD. It’s a real and sometimes serious condition, but it doesn’t have to rule
In this post I’ll give you some of the symptoms to look out
for. I’ll also give you the best treatment options for OCD and outline some
effective self-help techniques, so you can take steps to overcome the condition
and start to feel better.
What is OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an illness that causes
you to have recurring unwanted thoughts, images or urges that can make you feel
anxious or guilty. To relieve your distress, you feel compelled to do things
that will stop them – repeating certain actions or rituals. For example,
someone who has OCD might repeatedly check their door is locked because they
keep having the fear their house will be burgled.