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Surprising 4 Unique Challenges When Your Compulsions Are All in Your Mind

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is commonly known as the “hand washing” or “organizing” disorder. But there are many forms of OCD, including a lesser-known type called pure obsessional OCD, or Pure O. Pure O follows standard OCD patterns with one exception — the compulsions take place mentally. Examples of my mental rituals include avoidance, reassurance-seeking, ruminating…

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Is Your Teen Suffering From OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, belongs to a class of mental illnesses called anxiety disorders. People with OCD feel as if bad things will happen unless they go through certain routines. In some patients, these routines and bad feelings can be severe enough to overwhelm their lives. In others, the symptoms are mild. Anxiety…

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