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What is OCD?


Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by overpowering thoughts, or fixations. OCD leads to repetitive, intense compulsions. Watch to learn about OCD's distinctive challenges.

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3:46AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

noted

1:36PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thanks

10:30AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

thanks

8:06AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thanks for the info

9:12AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

thank you. informative and interesting

1:26PM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

I have OCD (although the type I have isn't mentioned in this video). I've had it for about 6 years and its very hard to deal with. I see a therapist but it doesnt seem to be working much.

8:57PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

I hate all these videos. If it's not the actual blog post, then it's one of the ads. They're loud and obtrusive. I can't always remember to turn off the sound before I open these pages. and why should I have to? Just let us know on the newsletter title page so we can avoid them. Is that really so hard?

5:11AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

thanks. It would seem to me it should be in the hands of neurologists, not psychiatrists. It doesn't seem like a typical anxiety disorder in any way.

2:35PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

To John B:

To be honest, I'm not sure I deal with it that well. There a great many times that I feel like I can't even leave the house, though I always force myself to if I need to work and/or go shopping. I just realized as a teen that I had 2 options. Let the OCD control me, or I could control the OCD. I don't want to live the rest of my life stuck inside an apartment, not even leaving for groceries, or to go on a date, because of obsessions and compulsions.

Because of that desicion, I deal with large amounts of anxiety every day, but I still live my life. I have a lot of things I want to do in my life and in order to do those thing, I have to be a functioning person, OCD or not. I need to be out in the world. It's as simple as that. So I have a hell of a lot more anxiety than may be healthy, and I have trouble talking to people or finding a job, but I'm out in the world, and that counts for soemthing.

One last thing to those who have OCD. Don't let others tell you that something shouldn't bother me. I still have family who think I should deal with it better, but others can't tell what you go through. Very few people in RL know about the trouble I have going shopping or working. They can't get why it would sometimes terrify me to go out. Or why, if I cook fresh vegetables, it takes me 3-6 hours to cut up enough for just me (and then they wonder why I prefer rice or spaghetti). So they see my compulsions as a weakness that I should be able to control better then I d

5:30AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thanks

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