I have OCD. I am also the founder of OCDFirstAid, a London-based OCD treatment centre. My OCD began as I entered my teens in the late 80’s/90's. I had no idea that there was a name for the strange stuff in my head, let alone treatment. Doing everything 4 times (or multiples thereof), associating bar codes with death, avoiding the colour red, amongst 100’s of other wierd symptoms. After hobbling along for 10 years I tripped over CBT in my early 20’s and adapted it to my own OCD, courtesy of a kindly therapist who freely admitted she knew little about the condition. The lack of knowledge, help and support for people and families of people with OCD was all-pervasive. OCD treatment was a rare and elusive thing.