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Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Part 3 of 3

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 5

We saw in Parts 1 and 2 how confounding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be. Research has shown that sufferers remain mired in its grip for 9 years on average before it is properly diagnosed, and for roughly 15 years on average (from the time of the first obsessions) before they start getting professional help. Obstacles to treating OCD Several complicating ... Read More »

Diagnosing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Part 2 of 3

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 5

We described Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in part 1 of this series as being a mental disorder characterized by persistent, anxiety-triggering images (referred to as obsessions) that elicit repetitive and ritualized behaviors (known as compulsions). It is estimated that OCD affects roughly 2.5% of the populations of the West, and it often first appears in children in the 4 to 6 ... Read More »

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Part 1 of 3

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 3

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects approximately 2.5% of the populations in both the U.S. and the U.K. It is a two-part disorder, the two parts usually afflicting the sufferer concurrently. In the first part, obsessions twirl uncontrollably in the sufferer’s mind, frightful images, overpowering impulses, and a frequent state of near-panic being among the hallmarks ... Read More »