Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Christen, Jenna, and Louisa
Family and Loved Ones- Signs of OCD
Family and Loved Ones- Negative Stereotypes of OCD
- Neat freaks
- People obsessed with cleanliness
Family and Loved Ones- Local Resources Available for People With OCD
- Dr. Wendell R. Grigg Jr, MD Psychiatrist
- Novant Health Medical Center
- Mental Health Association of Mecklenburg
Family and Loved Ones- Online Resources Available For Trustworthy Information About OCD
International OCD Foundation- an international non-profit organization that strives to help people with OCD
Anxiety and Depression Association- they specialize in helping depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD, and other disorders. Their focus is to improve quality of life for children and adults affected with such disorders
Family and Loved Ones- Additional Information About OCD That is Very Critical
Family and Loved Ones- Additional Questions About OCD
- Why isn't there a cure for OCD?
- Why/how does one get/develop OCD?
- Why is OCD not taken seriously?
Medical Expert - Risk Factors
Medical Expert - Treatment for OCD
Medical Expert - Why is it important to treat depression in OCD patients?
Medical Expert - Medical science careers
- Psychiatric Neurosurgery
Patient- Symptoms of OCD
Some common symptoms of OCD include:
- Compulsive Behavior
- Meaningless repetition of words and actions
- Acting out rituals
- Depression (fear, guilt, panic attacks, anxiety, and narcissism)
- Germaphobe (constantly washing hands, scared of getting sick and getting other people sick)
Patient- Cause of OCD
Patient- People Diagnosed with OCD #thenumbers
The number of Americans diagnosed with OCD is relatively high.
- 3.3 million Americans have or have been diagnosed with OCD
- 1 in 40 adults develop OCD
- 1 in 100 children develop OCD
Patient- Why don't people get help??
Many people diagnosed with OCD do not seek help with their disorder. There are actually a few common reasons for staying away from the doctor though...
- Some people are just plain scared of going to the doctor
- Others don't understand the negative consequences of OCD
- Lots of people just think that OCD is nothing to worry about, that there isn't really anything bad or serious or worrisome about it
Patient- Additional OCD Information
Patient- Additional OCD Questions
Medical Expert - Understanding OCD
- It is an anxiety disorder.
- Cannot be controlled.