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OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

An overview from Psychology Today. “From hoarding to handwashing to forever checking the stove, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) takes many forms.”


Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD

The authors of this Psychiatric Times article discuss “common neurobiological processes that may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.”


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

The Yale School of Medicine offers this resource. “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric condition, affecting 2.0-2.5% of the population worldwide.”


OCD Research at Johns Hopkins

“The goal of this research is to better understand the factors associated with obsessions, compulsions, and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.”


Stuck in a Loop of ‘Wrongness’

Brain Study Shows Roots of OCD. By studying hundreds of brain scans, U-M researchers identify abnormalities common to people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.”


OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

An overview from Psychology Today. “From hoarding to handwashing to forever checking the stove, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) takes many forms.”


Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD

The authors of this Psychiatric Times article discuss “common neurobiological processes that may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.”


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

The Yale School of Medicine offers this resource. “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric condition, affecting 2.0-2.5% of the population worldwide.”


OCD Research at Johns Hopkins

“The goal of this research is to better understand the factors associated with obsessions, compulsions, and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum.”


Stuck in a Loop of ‘Wrongness’

Brain Study Shows Roots of OCD. By studying hundreds of brain scans, U-M researchers identify abnormalities common to people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.”


Articles about OCD

Experiments Reveal How a Circuit ‘Resets’ When the Brain Learns to Respond to New Conditions

“In an open-ended process, we are learning how to behave and respond to the world around us from the moment we emerge from the womb.”


A Family Study of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

From The Journal of the American Medical Association, “The current study was conducted to determine if OCD is familial and to investigate possible familial subtypes.”


Living with parents with obsessive–compulsive disorder

“This study aimed to explore the experiences of young people with a parent with OCD, including the impact of parental OCD and their understanding of it.”


Living With Someone Who Has OCD. Guidelines for Family Members

The International OCD Foundation developed a list of useful guidelines “In an effort to strengthen relationships between individuals with OCD and their family members, and to promote understanding and cooperation within households…”


New Analysis Finds Behavioral Therapy Should Be Combined with Medication to Relieve Severe Anxiety in Children

Citing the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, “Both therapy and anti-anxiety medications can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents.”


Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help Some OCD Patients

“A new treatment approach that could help more people who have OCD, especially ones who are not helped by medications, involves non-invasive stimulation of the brain.”


Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Evidence-based treatments

Published by the World Journal of Psychiatry, “Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Evidence-based treatments and future directions for research”


Experiments Reveal How a Circuit ‘Resets’ When the Brain Learns to Respond to New Conditions

“In an open-ended process, we are learning how to behave and respond to the world around us from the moment we emerge from the womb.”


A Family Study of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

From The Journal of the American Medical Association, “The current study was conducted to determine if OCD is familial and to investigate possible familial subtypes.”


Living with parents with obsessive–compulsive disorder

“This study aimed to explore the experiences of young people with a parent with OCD, including the impact of parental OCD and their understanding of it.”


Living With Someone Who Has OCD. Guidelines for Family Members

The International OCD Foundation developed a list of useful guidelines “In an effort to strengthen relationships between individuals with OCD and their family members, and to promote understanding and cooperation within households…”


New Analysis Finds Behavioral Therapy Should Be Combined with Medication to Relieve Severe Anxiety in Children

Citing the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, “Both therapy and anti-anxiety medications can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents.”


Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Help Some OCD Patients

“A new treatment approach that could help more people who have OCD, especially ones who are not helped by medications, involves non-invasive stimulation of the brain.”


Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Evidence-based treatments

Published by the World Journal of Psychiatry, “Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Evidence-based treatments and future directions for research”


Conversations about OCD

A personal story of OCD

VIDEO: “An 8 minute documentary on an individual’s struggle and recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes interview footage with a clinician who practices cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).”


How are OCD patients and their families coping with the COVID-19 pandemic?

“The current study aimed to investigate the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown on the mental health, well-being and coping abilities of OCD patients and their families in order to increase our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disorder.”


Living with OCD during a pandemic

“As COVID-19 continues to spread, many of us have become as conscious as ever when it comes to cleaning. Whether it’s wiping countertops, disinfecting belongings we frequently touch, washing our hands or wearing face masks, it may feel unusual and sometimes exhausting.”


Obsessive compulsive disorder – family and friends

“Be informed – accept that OCD is a recognised and treatable mental health condition, and that understanding what it is all about is the first step towards recovery.”


PART 1: Interview about OCD

VIDEO: Dr Jake’s Very British Reviews: “A Personal Story of Living with OCD & What it Feels Like to Have OCD.”


Present in Daily Life: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Impact on Family Life from the Partner’s Perspective.

“This focus group study explores the experiences of five partners of patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder concerning how this disorder might influence couples’ relationships in the long-term.”


Separating obsessive-compulsive disorder from the self.

“In the present study we used qualitative methods to explore illness perceptions in family members of people with OCD.”


The experience of people with OCD and BDD and their families and carers

“This chapter consists of personal testimonies that illustrate the experience of a number of people with OCD and one with BDD and also of those involved as family members and/or carers of people with OCD.”


A personal story of OCD

VIDEO: “An 8 minute documentary on an individual’s struggle and recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes interview footage with a clinician who practices cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).”


How are OCD patients and their families coping with the COVID-19 pandemic?

“The current study aimed to investigate the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown on the mental health, well-being and coping abilities of OCD patients and their families in order to increase our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disorder.”


Living with OCD during a pandemic

“As COVID-19 continues to spread, many of us have become as conscious as ever when it comes to cleaning. Whether it’s wiping countertops, disinfecting belongings we frequently touch, washing our hands or wearing face masks, it may feel unusual and sometimes exhausting.”


Obsessive compulsive disorder – family and friends

“Be informed – accept that OCD is a recognised and treatable mental health condition, and that understanding what it is all about is the first step towards recovery.”


PART 1: Interview about OCD

VIDEO: Dr Jake’s Very British Reviews: “A Personal Story of Living with OCD & What it Feels Like to Have OCD.”


Present in Daily Life: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Its Impact on Family Life from the Partner’s Perspective.

“This focus group study explores the experiences of five partners of patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder concerning how this disorder might influence couples’ relationships in the long-term.”


Separating obsessive-compulsive disorder from the self.

“In the present study we used qualitative methods to explore illness perceptions in family members of people with OCD.”


The experience of people with OCD and BDD and their families and carers

“This chapter consists of personal testimonies that illustrate the experience of a number of people with OCD and one with BDD and also of those involved as family members and/or carers of people with OCD.”


OCD Podcasts

Getting Real about OCD Recovery (with Lora Dudek)

“Lora shares her experience of having harm obsessions and harm OCD and how she managed being a mom during ERP. Lora also shared some wonderful ERP activities she did to help her keep track of her exposures.”


Harm OCD

“On this episode, I discuss what Harm OCD is, why it is part of OCD, common obsessions, compulsions, and triggers, and most importantly how you can work with it.”


Helping the Siblings of Kids with Anxiety or OCD

“Anxiety and OCD don’t just live within our child, it lives within our home. It impacts everyone in the family, including the siblings.”


How To Talk To and Support a Person with OCD

“How do your conversations go? How does what you do affect the person dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder? Listen in for ideas and tips on how to handle OCD.”


Issues that Like to Partner with Anxiety or OCD

“Anxiety and OCD don’t live in an isolated bubble. I wish they did! But unfortunately they often like to hang out with several other issues. The tricky part is knowing how to handle those issues differently, because they require us to do so.”


Panic Disorder or OCD, or Will I Eventually Just Go Insane?

“On this episode I answer a listener’s multifaceted question about OCD, Panic Disorder, and the fear of going insane.”


Sheryl Paul & Sheva Rajaee: Relationship OCD

“We discuss what is love, why settling for a partner is ok, highly sensitive people in love, what it means to be in a romantic relationship, ways of dealing with rOCD, learning to listen to the wise mind over the anxious mind…”


When OCD is Misdiagnosed as Learning Issues

“OCD doesn’t just stay in our home, it likes to wreak havoc in all areas of life, including at school.”


Getting Real about OCD Recovery (with Lora Dudek)

“Lora shares her experience of having harm obsessions and harm OCD and how she managed being a mom during ERP. Lora also shared some wonderful ERP activities she did to help her keep track of her exposures.”


Harm OCD

“On this episode, I discuss what Harm OCD is, why it is part of OCD, common obsessions, compulsions, and triggers, and most importantly how you can work with it.”


Helping the Siblings of Kids with Anxiety or OCD

“Anxiety and OCD don’t just live within our child, it lives within our home. It impacts everyone in the family, including the siblings.”


How To Talk To and Support a Person with OCD

“How do your conversations go? How does what you do affect the person dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder? Listen in for ideas and tips on how to handle OCD.”


Issues that Like to Partner with Anxiety or OCD

“Anxiety and OCD don’t live in an isolated bubble. I wish they did! But unfortunately they often like to hang out with several other issues. The tricky part is knowing how to handle those issues differently, because they require us to do so.”


Panic Disorder or OCD, or Will I Eventually Just Go Insane?

“On this episode I answer a listener’s multifaceted question about OCD, Panic Disorder, and the fear of going insane.”


Sheryl Paul & Sheva Rajaee: Relationship OCD

“We discuss what is love, why settling for a partner is ok, highly sensitive people in love, what it means to be in a romantic relationship, ways of dealing with rOCD, learning to listen to the wise mind over the anxious mind…”


When OCD is Misdiagnosed as Learning Issues

“OCD doesn’t just stay in our home, it likes to wreak havoc in all areas of life, including at school.”


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