Why OCD Gets Tossed Around So Lightly in Conversation

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July 21, 2016

You hear it at work in casual conversation, on the subway on your way home, and even at the grocery store — “I am so OCD about…” or, “My partner is so OCD when it comes to…” While the term OCD is being thrown around in general conversations as an adjective, there are people who are really struggling with this

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OCD and Overcoming Failure to Launch Syndrome

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August 6, 2015

Imagine worrying endlessly about your safety. Whenever you try to relax one question springs forward: am I in danger? This endless worrying causes you to arrive late for events and leave early out of insecurity. Perhaps, your only way to combat the unshakeable notion that you are in danger is to constantly confirm that you are not. You check the

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Magical Thinking and OCD: It Keeps the Tigers Away

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November 17, 2014

There once was a man sitting around waiting for his train at a station in Los Angeles. He was constantly snapping and clicking his fingers. Intrigued, a passerby who had been observing him asked why he kept doing this. “It keeps the tigers away,” he responded. “But there have been no tigers in L.A. for centuries,” the observer replied. The

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