OCD Books Recommended by a Psychiatrist

OCD books to check out Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is considered a mental health disorder.  Everyone at some time becomes compulsive about some routine or they have thoughts or images that make us feel extremely uncomfortable to actually feeling distressed.  However, if these feelings become overwhelming or the cycle results...

How Compulsive Behavior Relates to OCD

To some extent, many of us suffer from some forms of compulsive behavior. This could be anything ranging from an innocent focus on making sure your door is locked or on cleaning stains on your clothes to dangerous compulsions such as compulsive hand-washing, cleaning, gambling, hoarding, or shopping. Dangerous compulsions...

What are the Causes of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) presents in childhood or adolescence in about 50% of all cases.  It is a disorder that his known to cluster in families and have a strong genetic component. It is estimated that about 1 to 3% of the population in the...

What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD- An Overview Definition of OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder (also called OCD), in psychiatry, is defined as a type of anxiety disorder in which the person has recurring, unwanted and invasive thoughts and ideas (this is the obsession) that make them feel driven to do something to relieve that...

Does my Child have OCD?

How to Know if your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD Many parents contact us with concerns asking "Does my Child have OCD?" Also called obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Let's discuss what OCD is, and when to be concerned and seek professional help.   What is OCD?   Obsessive-compulsive disorder...

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