Living With & Managing OCD

OCD is known as an enduring mental illness. Through treatment methods the effects of the disorder can be managed, but it may never be cured. However, those diagnosed with OCD can live happy, normally functioning lives by learning to cope and manage their obsessions. Read articles, find support and resources on living with OCD as well as helping a loved one or family member diagnosed with the disorder.

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  • Spotlight on Effexor for OCD
    Approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population has OCD. There is no cure for the disorder, but there are treatments. Unfortunately, there is not one treatment that works for every person. SSRIs are the preferred medications for OCD. If they fail to work, Effexor is another option.
  • How OCD affected Howard Hughes
    The movie mogul and industrialist Howard Hughes was an extraordinarily gifted man, but one whose life was stricken by the symptoms of OCD.
  • Suffering from OCD Induced Stress? Try Out These Following Cures
    Stress ranks among one of the major triggers of OCD. Characteristic repetitive behaviors are attempts to reduce the distress associated with the compulsive obsessions. Stress management techniques for OCD such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation help alleviate such condition.
  • What are the Career Choices for People with OCPD?
    Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a type of personality disorder where the individual becomes obsessed with perfection, rules, and attention to details. This makes them ideally suited for some jobs and misfits in others. Read on to find out the possible careers for OCPD.
  • Top 7 Trichotillomania Facts You Should Know
    Trichotillomania information is important for sufferers and loved ones to know. The more you know about this hair pulling disorder the more receptive you or your loved one will be to the treatments available. Learn some of the top trichotillomania information, causes, symptoms, treatments, and more.
  • Essential Facts about OCD
    If you've seen "As Good As It Gets," you're already familiar with obsessive-compulsive disorder. In this article, you'll learn some of the most compelling facts about this unusual mental health condition.
  • What Do I Do if My Spouse Has OCPD?
    You've just found out that your spouse has OCPD. Suddenly, everything seems to fall into place. But where do you go from here? Read on for information about how to support your spouse and how to get help for yourself as well.
  • Advice on How to Stop Obsessions and Compulsions in Children
    Children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can make life difficult for themselves as well as parents and siblings. Find helpful tips on how to stop obsessions and compulsions in children.
  • An OCD Personal Story
    Obsessive compulsive disorder can change the way a person lives and thinks. It can alter relationships and cause problems for the sufferer’s children. However, with some understanding of the disorder, I have learned to keep the obsessions from controlling my life. This is my OCD personal story.
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