Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a chronic and often disabling disorder that affects 2-3% of the US population. OCD has been labeled a 'hidden epidemic' and is ranked 20th in the Global Burden of Disease studies among all diseases as a cause of disability-adjusted life years lost in developed countries. OCD is often associated with substantial quality of life impairment especially in individuals with more severe symptoms. The disease usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood with 31% of first episodes occurring at 10-15 years of age and 75% by the age of 30. The essential features of OCD are recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are severe enough to be time consuming (i.e., take more than 1 h per day) and/or cause significant levels of distress or interference with normal daily activities. OCD can have comorbidity with major depression and social phobia, as well as other mental disorders such as eating disorders and schizophrenia.9

Getting to Know Anxiety

Getting to Know Anxiety

Stop Letting Anxiety Rule Your Life And Take Back The Control You Desire Right Now! You don't have to keep letting your anxiety disorder run your life. You can take back your inner power and change your life for the better starting today! In order to have control of a thing, you first must understand it. And that is what this handy little guide will help you do. Understand this illness for what it is. And, what it isn't.

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