Andy Young

Andy Young, RMN, LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Cert Higher Education, is a senior lecturer in mental health nursing at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK. He is interested in interdisciplinary research, recovery insights, and translating collaborative mental health research to influence changes in mental health practice. He is currently researching Facebook use, mood, and self-esteem in late adolescence and early adulthood and women’s experience of perinatal mental health care services among ethnic minorities.

Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a fairly common mental health problem that can affect men and women at any time of life (Young 2019). It is called perinatal OCD when a woman develops OCD during pregnancy or after birth—the perinatal period. Perinatal OCD affects at least 2 in every 100 women (Marchesi et al. 2016).

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