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
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 »
According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about 40 million American adults who are 18 and older have an anxiety disorder.... 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 »