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Blog Posts About OCD

Explore blogs on OCD & learn about the symptoms, treatments, & daily management of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Gain tips to help overcome OCD challenges.
What to Know About Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder)
Trichotillomania is the word to define the obsessive-compulsive need to pull out one’s hair. While it is most often not a dangerous compulsion, living with a hair-pulling disorder can hurt a person's body image and damage their self-confidence. It can be ...
March 08, 2023
What to Know About Skin Picking Disorder (Excoriation)
It's not uncommon for individuals to pick at a scab, a pimple, or a bothersome bump on their skin. However, if you find it challenging to resist the urge to pick at your skin, you may have a skin-picking disorder like excoriation. Excoriation disorder is...
January 18, 2023
Staying Motivated in OCD Treatment
In observance of OCD Awareness week, October 9-15, it can be helpful to discuss how patients can stay motivated to challenge OCD symptoms. McLean Hospital defines Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as, “A serious condition that can disrupt someone’s daily lif...
October 12, 2022
Living With Someone Who Has OCD: A Family Guide
Mental illness affects over 50 million adults in the United States alone. A healthy balance of therapy, medication, and support can help these individuals live happy, successful, and productive lives. As a family member of someone with a mental health dia...
August 03, 2022
How to Master Intrusive Thoughts in 5 Simple Steps
Have you ever been trying to decide what you wanted to do for dinner but another thought popped into your head? As you return your thoughts back to potential dinner options the thought comes back into your mind. No matter what you do this thought continu...
October 16, 2018
Nail Biting
Do you bite your nails? If so, you’re not alone. It’s hard to know how many of us have actually developed and engage in this habit, mostly because there are variances among individual habits. Some people bite occasionally, others bite regularly, and other...
August 27, 2018
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