A Little Obessive Compulsive

A Little Obessive Compulsive

Excessive cleaning, extreme superstition, rechecking the door locks—these are a few OCD symptoms people suffer. In these pages, read about one teenager’s account of the disorder, an accurate depiction on film, and the thoughts of the obsessive compulsive.

Embracing the Worst

Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Lessons learned from a stomach flu

Three Treatment Issues When you have OCD and Social Anxiety

Barbara Markway Ph.D.
OCD can complicate treatment for social anxiety, but it needn't derail it.

Preparedness Procrastination

Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
Preparedness Week: Are you preparing or procrastinating?

4 Signs that You're an Extreme Collector

Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Collecting vs. hoarding: Where to draw the line?

Can Love Be an Addiction?

Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
You want to be together all the time. Is that wonderful or obsessive?

"Weight Labeling" is Harmful & Linked to Later Obesity

Traci Stein PhD, MPH
Fat shaming and weight discrimination are common behaviors with harmful effects.

Full Exposure: The Sickening Treatment for OCD

Fletcher Wortmann
How contamination can help OCD sufferers manage their symptoms.

A Field Guide to the Neat Freak

Amy Rosenberg
The dangers—and benefits—of the species.

OCD Isn’t Winning Anymore

Abigail Pogrebin
One kid's frank story. By Benjamin Shapiro

Are You Worried About Some Of Your "Crazy" Thoughts? Well, Don't Be!

Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
The Thought Is Not The Fact!

Are You Agitating or Thinking?

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you obsess, stuck in mental wheel-spinning, when you need to make a decision?

Hoard Much?

Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Do you have OCD or are you just sentimental?