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

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

With all the stresses and strains of modern living, panic attacks are become a common problem for many people. Panic attacks occur when the pressure we are living under starts to creep up and overwhelm us. Often it's a result of running on the treadmill of life and forgetting to watch the signs and symptoms of the effects of excessive stress on our bodies. Thankfully panic attacks are very treatable. Often it is just a matter of learning to recognize the symptoms and learn simple but effective techniques that help you release yourself from the crippling effects a panic attack can bring.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment