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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 Common Myths of OCD

You have probably heard of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is a mental illness affecting as many as 1 in 100 adults in the United States. OCD is marked by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. How much do you really know about OCD? OCD is one of the most misunderstood health conditions, which may be […]

What to Avoid Saying to Someone with OCD

Knowing how to react to someone’s illness can prove to be difficult, especially if you do not have it, or are not close to someone suffering from the disorder. Along with this, finding out that someone you know has obsessive compulsive disorder when having a conversation with them can also be extremely uncomfortable for both […]

OCD And Relationships

Often times if your partner has OCD, it can get in the way and cause issues in the relationship. The reasoning for this is sometimes the individual suffering from OCD may be insecure or having a struggle with the symptoms and rituals they perform, which lead them to avoid being in any romantic relationships. Most […]

How To Stop Agonizing Over The Little Things

Your back aches, your coffee’s luke warm, or you fall behind schedule. There are numerous things that can go wrong in a day. Many of us allow one sour moment to spoil the day, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are ways to keep your stress in check and stop agonizing over […]
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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 […]