What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. It has two main parts: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, images, urges, worries or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind. Most people with OCD fall into one of the following categories: Washers are afraid of contamination. They usually have cleaning or hand-washing compulsions. Checkers repeatedly … Continue reading What is OCD?

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder characterised by problems with social interaction, communication and behaviour. Autism occurs along a spectrum as autism affects individuals in different ways and each person requires differing levels of support.   Autism affects around 1 in 100 people and appears to affect more men than women. Characteristics: Behavioural: Special interests … Continue reading What is Autism?