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In the UK there are around three quarters of a million people living with OCD at any one time. Though often misunderstood in the mainstream that discusses those having OCD as ‘clean freaks’, the truth is that OCD is extremely debilitating and those who suffer are often plagued by intrusive thoughts.
In this talk, we will delve into the scientific and psychological aspects of OCD, exploring the brain functions and patterns that contribute to the disorder. We will discuss the latest research findings, provide insights into the different types of OCD, as well as effective techniques for managing and overcoming OCD.
Dr Athanasios Hassoulas is the Director of the MSc Psychiatry programme at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. He also teaches extensively on the undergraduate medical programme. His primary research focuses on anxiety disorders, specifically Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His interest in this particular area of research was sparked by his own personal experience of the disorder, having been diagnosed with OCD at 16 years of age. He speaks openly about his early research as well as his own experience of living with the condition, having been interviewed by BBC Wales and other media outlets as a subject expert on OCD. He feels passionately about challenging the misconceptions and stigma around mental illness. He is equally passionate about understanding which factors lead to the onset of psychiatric conditions such as OCD, and how improving our scientific understanding of these conditions can lead to more tailored and targeted treatments.
Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a good seat!