by Stacey Conroy, LCSW, MPH Stacey C. Conroy LCSW, MPH is the supervisory social worker for mental health & substance abuse at the Richmond VA Medical and a clinical instructor in psychiatry for Virginia Commonwealth University. This article was initially published in the Winter 2015 edition of the OCD Newsletter. For those who live and… Read more »
by Jon Hershfield, MFT What people literally see when observing someone suffering from OCD barely scratches the surface of what’s really going on for that sufferer. You might see a woman spending a lot of time in front of the sink and conclude, “Wow, they really hate germs.” Maybe she does, but all you saw was… Read more »
A list of recommended books on OCD listed by population, specialty area, and other criteria.
Emotional Contamination A Lesser Known Subtype of OCDBy Carol Hevia, Psy.D. Case Example Joe is a 25 year old college drop out who is currently unemployed and lives in an apartment above his parents’ garage. He has a
Perfectionism Are You Sure it Pays Off?Jeff Szymanski, PhD The “Real” Problem With Perfectionism If you ask someone with OCD about the payoffs for engaging in compulsive behavior (what desired outcomes do you get), he or she will
The Relationship Between Eating Disorders and OCD Part of the SpectrumBy Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP and Jonathan Sandler, BA When people think of eating disorders they conjure up images of adolescents performing rituals around food and obsessing about
OCD and Tourette Syndrome Re examining the Relationship By Charles S. Mansueto, Ph.D. At the outset of this article I would like to thank the hundreds of kids whom I have seen professionally in my more than twenty five
How I Treat OCD Killer Thoughts Treating Violent ObsessionsBy Fred Penzel, Ph.D. There are dozens of categories of different obsessions and compulsions that make up the disorder known as OCD, and while these cover a wide range
How Do I Know I’m Not Really Gay?By Fred Penzel, Ph.D. OCD, as we know, is largely about experiencing severe and unrelenting doubt. It can cause you to doubt even the most basic things about yourself – even
Listings for OCD related support groups both online and via phone.