Here's a list of articles on OCD you might find helpful.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Symptoms, Self-Help, and Treatment for Obsessions and Compulsions
It’s normal, on occasion, to go back and double-check that the iron is unplugged or your car is locked. But if you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours become so excessive they interfere with your daily life. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to shake them. But help is available. With treatment and self-help strategies, you can break free of the unwanted thoughts and irrational urges and take back control of your life.
O.C.D., a Disorder That Cannot Be Ignored
People with O.C.D. know that their thoughts and actions are not realistic, but they cannot stop themselves from behaving as if they were grounded in fact. Performing compulsive rituals does not give them pleasure and only temporarily relieves their anxiety, resulting in a need to re-enact them again and again.
Articles by Dr. Steven Phillipson
A collection of articles by Dr. Steven Phillipson found on OCD Online
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic, debilitating mental health condition characterised by distressing, intrusive obsessive thoughts and repetitive, compulsive physical or mental acts. OCD is a distinct condition but falls within the category of "obsessive-compulsive and related disorders."
What It's Like to Live With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Exactly why OCD happens, science is puzzling out, but it's probably a complex genetics/environment smoothie. Onset typically happens before age 25, and it tends to run in families. People say that it is often a traumatic event — a death, something that made you feel real danger for the first time — that triggers symptoms. There is also evidence that the brain structure or blood flow might be subtly different in people with OCD, says Ben Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and human behaviour at Brown University. But he adds it's unclear if these differences cause OCD or are due to its symptoms.
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