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Taking Care of a Child with OCD

  It can be difficult to diagnose a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), says Jeffrey Kent, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice. “Often, it will first show up as irritability, anger, or school problems,” Dr. Kent explains. “Lots of kids hide their true symptoms because they don’t know that there is anything …

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The College Student’s Guide to: Overcoming OCD

If you’ve been diagnosed with OCD, you’re not alone. There are effective treatments for OCD, many which may help you feel relief. It’s normal to be concerned about your symptoms, and there is absolutely no reason to be ashamed of having this disorder. What is important is learning how to control your OCD. Why Haven’t …

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Myths about OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness that affects as many as 1 in 100 U.S. adults, it’s marked by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Despite its prevalence, OCD is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. Here are the truths on OCD, instead of the myths: Myth 1: All neat freaks have OCD: …

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Learning to Live with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause people to become fixated on anything from germs, accidents or injuries, which can lead to a person developing rituals to calm these obsessive thoughts. Some people with this anxiety disorder develop disturbing thoughts that they will inadvertently harm someone else. If you are struggling with OCD, here are some tips …

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