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OCD: The War Inside ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525559
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Silva Basmajian, Louise Lore
Directors:  Mark Pancer, David Hoffert, Tony Cleave
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, People With Disabilities, Psychology, Safety, Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2001
Running Time:  70m 40s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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They seem like ordinary people. They have no physical disabilities and appear as functional as the next person. But their lives have been shadowed by the crippling effects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a misunderstood anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts, nagging fears and ritualistic behaviour.

OCD: The War Inside documents the personal stories of several individuals who fight to survive a war inside their minds. Their stories reveal a deeper aspect to the disorder, which goes beyond the constant hand washing, door locking and other repetitive acts typically associated with OCD.

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