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OCD: The War Inside

OCD: The War Inside

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

“I stumbled upon this site by accident and had no intentions on even watching a movie. This is one of the best films I have ever watched by far. Extraordinary work by a very talented film maker! Thank you so much for your contributions in making this film and for giving us a candid look into O.C.D. I can't help but to wonder if everyone doesn't have some degree of this disease? ”


Main credits

Pancer, Mark (film director)
Hoffert, David (film director)
Hoffert, David (composer)
Basmajian, Silva (film producer)

Other credits

Editor, Greg West; director of photography, Barry Stone; original music by Paul Hoffert.

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Distributor subjects

Children and Youth
People with disabilities
Psychology and Psychiatry
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder


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