Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood, as people don’t readily recognize the signs of compulsive behaviors as a component of a serious and sometimes debilitating mental illness. Compulsions are used to help neutralize or counteract the the obsessive thoughts a person with OCD has.
The more we shine a light on OCD, the easier it will be for those who suffer from this disorder to get help. It is not something to be ashamed of, nor does it need to remain hidden.
That’s why I’m pleased to introduce OCD Reflections with Janet Singer. You may recognize Janet Singer from her popular OCD Talk blog. She is a published author and a mom whose son suffered from severe OCD. You can learn more about her here.
Please join me in giving Janet a warm Psych Central welcome!
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