Many people with OCD first consult a primary-care physician when a compulsion begins to affect their health or everyday life. For example, an adult with compulsive hand washing may visit a dermatologist because of cracked, bleeding fingers, or a parent may consult a pediatrician when a child with OCD begins to bathe four or five times a day.
Depressed mood is very common in OCD. In fact, a person may talk mainly about feeling depressed, because the OCD symptoms are embarrassing and...Read more
It isn’t unusual to check the front door to make sure it is locked before going to bed or to check the stove to make sure it is off... Read more »
In a previous post I looked at the most common treatments for Obsessions and Compulsions and concluded by looking at self-help ideas. In... Read more »
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions, or pervasive and upsetting thoughts, and... Read more »
"A thought connected to OCD is probably more prevalent in my life than any other thought in the course of a day." ... Read more »