Orchard OCD is delighted about the support and funding provided by the Gamesys Foundation. This grant will go towards building an international patient registry of OCD patients. This will help us develop a much better understanding of OCD and invite patients to join clinical trials of potential new and better treatments for this severely debilitating yet commonly misunderstood illness.
OCD is a particularly debilitating disorder as patients often hide it for years due to shame and public misunderstanding about it. Many can take more than a decade before requesting help, and even then, existing treatments are often ineffective. The World Health Organisation categories OCD as one of the 10 most debilitating illnesses in the world.
Orchard OCD’s website is www.orchardocd.org