The “OCD bully”BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2596 (Published 06 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c2596
- David Veale, consultant psychiatrist, NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London,
- Steve Caplin
This installation⇓ is displayed in the entrance to the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. The unit provides a national service for the treatment of severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
People with OCD often consider their OCD to be like a bully or a demon that has to be obeyed. During cognitive behaviour therapy, they may be encouraged to “externalise” their bully and to act against it by doing the opposite to …