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Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Pain of OCD

The Dorset Echo provides an insight into the terrible distress of severe OCD
Mr Shaun Nutman, a thirty-three year old family man, was driven to stab himself in the chest because of depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His wife said disturbing thoughts attacked her husband’s mind “like a machine gun”. According to the Dorset Echo, the coronor, Mr Michael Johnston, said he needed evidence that Mr Nutman intended to kill himself to record a verdict of suicide and gave a narrative verdict instead as he believed Mr Nutman was in “such distress from his obsessive compulsive behaviour that he probably really hardly knew what he was doing.” The coronor was critical of the care Mr Nutman received.

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