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OCD Related Disorders Information
One percent of the U.S. adult population has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and according to OCD statistics, 50% of those cases are classified as severe. The World Health Organization ranks OCD as the 10th most disabling condition of all mental and physical illnesses.
"Forget about dating. I couldn’t touch anybody. I couldn’t hug. People would flock around me but I would only let them get so close." - Diance, 35 years old
1 in 200 children have OCD, even if they aren't diagnosed with it as children. Many OCD adults can look back and see the beginnings of OCD in childhood.
"With OCD, it's like I have demons inside me controlling everything I do and I can't stand it." - Garrett
The DSM-5 has a new category, OCD and Related Disorders, that groups similar disorders together because they contain OCD-like symptoms (obsessions and compulsions). They include Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder), Substance and Medication Induced OCD and Related Disorder, OCD and Related Disorder Due to Medical Condition. We have extensive information on OCD and Related Disorders.
If you are looking for OCD support, come check out the HealthyPlace OCD Forums and Chat. Sometimes, communicating with others who have similar experiences can bring comfort and be a great help.
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OCD and Related Disorders
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BDD Information
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Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Information
- What is Trichotillomania?
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- Trichotillomania Causes
- Effects of Pulling Out Hair
- Trichotillomania Treatment
- Cure for Trichotillomania?
- Hair Pulling Help
- Hair Pulling in Children
Induced OCD Information
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