This series of videos aim to increase the awareness of commonly known mental conditions, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. It is also important to recognise when you may need help from a professional. Recovery is possible with early detection and treatment.
"Gotta Get It Right" – Struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Uploaded on 29 Dec 2011
Three percent of adults in Singapore suffer from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) at some point in their lifetime. OCD is characterised by recurrent intrusive and unpleasant thoughts, images or impulses, which are what we call “obsessions”. Obsessions are persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and cause great anxiety. (e.g images of harming loved ones, persistent doubts that one has not locked doors or switched off electrical appliances, and intrusive thoughts of being contaminated). Compulsions are repetitive behaviours (eg, repetitive hand washing or checking) or mental acts (eg, repetitive praying, counting, or thinking good thoughts to undo or replace bad thoughts) that the affected individual feels compelled to do in response to an obsession. Learn more about OCD in this video.