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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Substance use disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder often coincide: Understand the relationship and get the right treatment

According to the National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, 9.2 million adults in the United States struggled with substance use disorder and another mental illness (such as an anxiety or mood disorder) in 2018. These statistics show that substance use disorder and other forms of mental illness tend to…

Taking on too much responsibility can increase your chances of developing OCD (Video)

Assuming too much responsibility could increase your chances of developing OCD and anxiety. Researchers from Hiroshima University surveyed American college students about their feelings related to three types of responsibility: responsibility to prevent or avoid harm, responsibility for negative results, and responsibility to resolve a problem. The team found that…

Certain People with OCD May Benefit From Directly Facing Their Fears, Researchers Say

New research from UCLA finds a new, fairly simple effective treatment for those with OCD: confronting their fears. Say, for instance, someone is compelled to wash their hands consistently throughout the day; facing their fear might involve resisting this compulsion after shaking someone’s hand or perhaps going out of their…

Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment DSM-5 312.39 (F63.2)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), categorizes trichotillomania as an obsessive-compulsive or related disorder. Someone who suffers with the disorder pulls out their hair on a consistent basis, whether it be hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or any other region of their body. The individual…

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