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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Adults
Introduction Most people have had times when certain thoughts or images get stuck in our head. Like getting a certain song stuck in your head; worrying that we forgot to turn off the stove at home.   But when such thoughts get so extreme that it gets in the way of daily life, it may be the sign of obsessive compulsive disorder... What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition where people have troubles with obsessions and/or compulsions: Obsessions are distressing thoughts or images that won't go away, for example, worries about being dirty or ...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children and Youth
"He just can't stop washing..." William is an 8-yo boy who enjoys hanging out with his friends and family, and is a great soccer player. But over the past few months, he's been much more concerned about his cleanliness. In the beginning, his parents thought it was great, because he began showering more often. But now he needs to shower several times a day and will actually get upset and angry if he can't have his shower. And in the past few weeks, he's become extremely concerned about germs to the point where he won't even touch door handles. And if he does, he has to wash his hands, and so now it's to the ...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Youth Edition
My Story (Part 1) My name is Mike. I’m 15 years old and my OCD began not long after starting high school. I think like most people, I was excited and stressed at the same time. One day, after watching a TV show about germs, I became very worried about getting sick. I became obsessed by the idea that I could get contaminated by these microscopic germs. Every time I met someone, or touched a door knob or heard someone sneeze, I would worry.   I started to worry about bringing these germs back home and harming my whole family. Soon, every time I tried to leave the house, I would panic and need to go back to clean my hands and ...
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