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Some people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) also develop depression.

Do not ignore any feelings of depression, because if they're not treated they can become more severe. Untreated depression will also make it harder for you to cope with the symptoms of OCD.

If you have been feeling very down during the past month and you no longer take pleasure in the things that you used to enjoy, you may be experiencing depression. If this is the case, you should contact your GP.

People with OCD and severe depression may sometimes have suicidal feelings.

Contact your GP or care team immediately if you are depressed and feeling suicidal. You can also telephone the Samaritans to talk in confidence to a counsellor. The helpline number is 0845 790 9090. Alternatively, call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

See the Useful links section for more information about depression and suicide prevention.

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