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.
Women thinking of motherhood may be interested in this overview of research that suggests that obsessive compulsive disorder may be brought on or worsened by pregnancy.
Many individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) wash their hands repeatedly for extended periods of time. While performing this ritual may relieve anxiety over the fear of germs, it can obviously impact daily life. This article explains how to treat compulsive handwashing from OCD.
The movie mogul and industrialist Howard Hughes was an extraordinarily gifted man, but one whose life was stricken by the symptoms of OCD.
Many people have heard of road rage, in which a driver flies off the handle over a minor traffic incident. Most may dismiss this dangerous behavior as a personality flaw, but it could be caused by intermittent explosive disorder. Read about the condition, its symptoms and its causes in this guide.
Hypochondriacs have a persistent fear of serious physical illness or a preoccupation with a perceived deformity or disfigurement. The overwhelming fear can interfere with many daily activities and social relationships. Continue reading to learn the most effective treatments for hypochondriasis.
Pyromania is an impulse control disorder whereby the sufferer succumbs to impulses to set fire to a building or area.
The OCD spectrum refers to a number of conditions that are closely related to obsessive compulsive behavior. Read on to find out more about these.
Anxiety over one’s health is common, especially with the amount of medical information that is so easily accessible. However, this anxiety can turn into a fearful obsession with developing a serious disease, known as hypochondriasis. This article describes the signs and symptoms of this disorder.
The use of exposure and response prevention (ERP) for people with OCD is a long and often times grueling experience for the individual. However, it is the most effective treatment for those who suffer with an obsessive compulsive disorder.