One of our members – Kelly Edney, owner of – is an OCD sufferer.

She told us of her own experiences: ” ‘Oh, I’m a little bit OCD!

He said: "I've got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.

Looking back, it actually made things worse, as until you recognise you have the issue the issue can’t be dealt with.

Six more years passed before I finally acknowledged that on my own I wasn’t going to win this battle – I needed help.

And not just help for me but for my wonderful partner Paul who -despite the daily chaos he has to endure- has always stood by me.

He’s even changed his own thinking to allow for mine, as has my beautiful daughter Lily who knows that even on a good day her her mummy is ‘a little nuts’, whilst the OCD mummy can be ‘quite annoying’ as she puts it!

One thing which I think has helped me is -where appropriate- being able to quietly share what I go through and be honest with people about it, rather than scream and shout from the roof tops that I am an OCD sufferer or, at the other end of scale, tell no one at all.

Despite the fact we now have the internet and ‘social-media’ at our disposal, I believe there is still a stigma attached to talking openly about OCD.Přečtěte si další informace, mimo jiné i to, jaké máte možnosti: zásady používání souborů cookie.Other obsessions include worries about security issues such as having left the cooker on or the house unlocked, a need for everything in life to be ordered with extreme precision, and a fear of making a mistake. In an effort to ease that anxiety they take actions such as washing their hands every few minutes or going around the house checking everything is locked.While OCD tends to be a persistent condition, it can be treated with counselling, medication (usually with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)), or a combination of both.Five years ago David Beckham, the footballer, admitted he had OCD.Of course, I suspect nothing is meant by it, but never the less it is ignorant and is seen by many sufferers as potentially cashing in on another person’s misery”. From germ phobias to the traditional checking syndrome, many sufferers do so in silence, hiding their symptoms from close family and friends to cover the secret life changing issues they face on a daily basis.