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.
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.
The movie mogul and industrialist Howard Hughes was an extraordinarily gifted man, but one whose life was stricken by the symptoms of OCD.
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.
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.
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.
Trichotillomania refers to the practice of hair pulling. This is a distressing condition and even if adults desire to stop it, they are often unable to without help. This article offers lots of use advice on how to deal with trichotillomania in adults.
In this article, severe OCD in children is briefly explained followed by valuable tips on how to deal with severe OCD children.
OCD is a complex condition that is characterized by a number of signs and symptoms. Here are some interesting facts about obsessive compulsive disorder that can bring a better understanding of how the condition affects sufferers.
The list of OCD obsessions and compulsions is quite extensive. This article offers the most common obsessions and compulsions as well as some insight into how they work together.
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.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often exacerbated by repressed anger. People suffering from OCD may often have unexplained anger outbursts that can be minimized through certain effective treatment methods and self-help techniques. Learn about the effects of anger and how outbursts can be minimized.
Collectors are “protective” of their items, whereas hoarders are embarrassed to allow anyone to see their “collections” and are often living in unsanitary/unsafe conditions. This article is a look at collecting versus hoarding.
Are OCPD and hypochondriasis just two forms of the same disorder? The answer may surprise you. Researchers are currently unclear as to exactly how the two are related, but they have some guesses.
Did you know that you can sue your employer for not reasonably accommodating your OCD symptoms? Get yourself informed by reading about OCD and workplace law.
Coping with obsessive compulsive personality disorder family members can be difficult, but there are strategies you can use to help.
It is tough to figure out how to deal with people who have obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), but there are techniques you can use to help your relationships thrive.
If someone you know has obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), relationships with that person can often be strained. Understanding where exactly the difficulties often lie can help you to avoid destroying that relationship.