Join us in the forum as we step into the realm of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and explore its depths and intricacies!
Gain insights from psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors into what OCD really is, its various treatment approaches, and the supportive resources within our community.
Witness the impact of OCD on individuals and their caregivers through a compelling theatre production, 'Struggle of a Touch'.
Engage with our experts directly during the Q&A session and get answers to your own questions about OCD.
Date: 14 October 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Venue: NTU Lee Kong Chian Theatre, South Main Spine Building (Link to Google Maps)
Directions to Venue via Public Transport:
Take Bus 179 from Boon Lay or Pioneer MRT. Alight at the Academic Blg Sth Bus Stop. Walk through Academic Building South towards Nanyang Avenue. Turn left and walk up the slope along Nanyang Avenue towards NTU South Spine.
Park at the nearest parking space: NTU Carpark B (Link to Google Maps).
What is OCD?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a treatable mental health condition that is characterised by recurrent, unwanted intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours (compulsions).
In Singapore, OCD is quite common, with about 1 in 28 people experiencing it at some point in their lives, making it one of the top three mental health conditions.
Despite its prevalence, there is still a lack of understanding about OCD, its signs and symptoms, both of which can be difficult to recognise. This often leads to significant treatment delays for individuals with OCD.
The good news is that there are effective ways to deal with OCD. Medications and therapy can help manage its effects. As a community, we also have an important role to play. By educating ourselves and others about OCD and its widespread occurrence, we can increase awareness and support individuals as they work towards recovery.
I'M JUST SO OCD! An introduction to OCD
STRUGGLE OF A TOUCH A theatre play on the struggles of OCD
UNLOCKING THE PRISON OF OUR MINDS Treatment for OCD
ECOSYSTEM OF SUPPORT Community resources, services and support for OCD
Q&A SESSION WITH EXPERTS
'Struggle of a Touch'
40-minute theatre play
When a teenage girl with OCD refuses to touch her father and anything or anyone he comes into contact with, her parents do everything to save their strained marriage, their son’s career and their daughter’s life.
This play will primarily be in English, with intermittent portions in Chinese, all accompanied by English subtitles.
Written by: Titus Hutch Jr. Directed by: Lumi Wang & Titus Hutch Jr. Actors: Doreen Toh, Qiu Yue, Rachel Yen, Clement Yeo, Zhou Minyuan