OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety condition that affects many. It isn't always easy to deal with on your own, but with treatment and education, it is something you can cope with. Read about what you can do to handle OCD.

For years people who study psychology have tried to find out what causes anxiety disorders like OCD. Recently, scientists have come closer to understanding the answer to this question. Read what they found here!

A lot of people are growing more comfortable with the idea of OCD, and casual use of the term is becoming more frequent. But do you really understand what OCD is, and would you recognize it if you had it?

If you have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, you may not be aware of all of the treatment options you have. You might think your only choice is to try medications, but there are other ways to deal with OCD. Read more about cognitive behavioral therapy here.

Anxiety disorders are very diverse and can have a variety of symptoms, some of which people do not know about. One unexpected symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder can be hoarding behaviors. Read more about it here.

Dealing with panic attacks as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder would be a challenge for anyone, especially a teen girl who wants to socialize and have fun. One young woman who struggled to overcome her anxiety disorders decided to be proactive and make something from her fear. Read how she went about it here!

For many people who have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the idea of taking drugs long-term is very unappealing. What if there's a better way to cope with symptoms of OCD? Read what new research is showing about effective treatments.

How do you explain to someone what it feels like to have OCD? And do you even want to tell people, or do you feel embarrassed by your condition? Read an encouraging account from a successful woman with OCD here.

Most people admit to feeling a little less like themselves when the weather is unpleasant, especially for a long period of time. But is there really a correlation between seasonal changes and mental illness? Find out what Google searches in wintertime show us about the topic.

Sometimes we don't know how people who take medications for their mental health conditions will fare five, ten or even twenty years after they start their treatment. A study that began twenty years ago provides us with valuable information about OCD and how drug therapy affects people who have it. Read about it here.
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