woman suffering from comorbid disorders

How Comorbid Disorders Affect OCD

How Comorbid Disorders Affect OCD 90% of people who have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also live with another mental health disorder, known as a comorbid disorder. Some of the most common comorbid disorders with OCD are: Anxiety disorders Types of depression Eating disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) It’s important for people with OCD and their loved ones to recognize the symptoms of comorbid disorders. Understanding…

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Does Your Child Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Does Your Child Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Approximately one in 100 children lives with a condition called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). While OCD is a serious and chronic mental health disorder, treatments can help children with OCD live full and happy lives. Parents who are aware of this disorder, its symptoms, possible causes and treatment options can help their children if they develop the disorder. Symptoms…

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difference between being a clean freak and having ocd

“Neat Freak” vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“Neat Freak” vs. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In today’s popular lexicon, people often use the term “OCD” to describe someone who is particularly tidy or organized. For example, people may declare that the Mari Kondo trend fed into everyone’s OCD, meaning Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Unfortunately, this popular use of the term is not only inaccurate, but it also minimizes the real struggles that people with OCD face. While…

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three clusters of personality disorder

Understanding the Three Clusters of Personality Disorders

Understanding the Three Clusters of Personality Disorders The concept of personality disorders dates back to 1801, when psychiatrist Philippe Pinel described a condition in which patients had outbursts of rage without psychosis. By the end of the 1800s, mental health professionals pinpointed seven antisocial personality traits and described what was then known as “psychopathic personality.” In the years since, the understanding of personality disorders…

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