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Obsessive Thoughts: A Darker Side of OCD

Depictions in media tend to focus on the compulsive behavior. Obsessive thinking like mine, though, can be debilitating.<p>"That's so OCD."<p>This comment, often traded among high school girls, usually regards someone’s organizational skills: properly spaced tab dividers, arrays of multicolored pens, or …

Why Depression, OCD May Be More Common than Thought

The true burden of mental-health disorders might be underestimated by most studies because they use a certain common survey approach to assess the …

The surprising truth about obsessive-compulsive thinking

What It’s Like To Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Possibly the most common image of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a person repeatedly washing his or her hands in order to get rid of some …

Nine myths about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

<b>By</b> <b>Lily Bailey</b><p><b>It's OK to say 'I'm a bit OCD'</b><p>Wrong. Even if you do suffer from OCD, no-one is an illness, be it a whole one or a bit of one.<p><b>You can</b> …

Quality of life compromised in kids with OCD

While researchers have known for some time that adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have a lower quality of life, a recent study has found that …

Deep brain stimulation used on Austin man with OCD, autism

AUSTIN, Texas – Imagine living with two debilitating disorders – obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism. Just two years ago, the mother of one such …

What It's Like Growing Up With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

There’s more than one way to do things.<p>If a road is blocked, you take a different one. If a store is out of a flavor of ice cream, you pick another …