You probably know that you shouldn’t be asking your family to help you do your rituals, or to give you reassurance about your obsessions, or to help you avoid things that trigger your OCD. However, these things can sometimes be hard to resist. Studies have found that the majority of family members do get involved […]
It can be very hard for us to get inside other people’s heads and experience what they are experiencing. For example… Here are some descriptions that some of my recent patients told me about what their OCD symptoms feel like when they are stuck in the middle of them: I feel extremely anxious like I […]
It can be very hard for us to get inside other people’s heads and experience what they are experiencing. Recently the NY Times interviewed several OCD sufferers and asked them to describe OCD in their own voices.
Here’s what the parents of a college aged OCD sufferer recently told me: “We took him to see a psychologist for anxiety when he was in eighth grade, and I think this caused some degree of anxiety and shame and so he just hid his OCD from everyone from them on. And he did a […]