Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Welcome to BrainPhysics Mental Health Resource for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OCD Related Disorders! This site provides information about obsessive-compulsive disorder and related OCD spectrum disorders, including anxiety disorders and eating disorders. Visit our popular OCD online forum to talk to others about OCD. We also have informational articles about OCD, real life stories about OCD, and online pharmacy links for discounted prices on mental health medications. Enter our site for the latest announcements and to learn more about OCD.
Does someone you love have obsessive-compulsive disorder? You are not alone. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a puzzling brain-based anxiety disorder that afflicts up to two percent of the population, causing unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Thoughts may center on sexual themes, like "Am I really gay?" OCD is both highly disabling and highly treatable. The majority of suffers can overcome their OCD through quality behavior therapy and medication management. A small fraction of OCD suffers are treatment-resistant. More intensive options are available for this group, which include in-patient treatment and even brain surgery for OCD.
Not sure if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder? There's a reason they call OCD the doubting-disease. Read about the definition of OCD in the psychiatrist's bible, the DSM-IV. Try our array of self-tests to see how you measure up. First visit our checklist of OCD symptoms, and then try the Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) to see just how severe your obsessions and compulsions are. If you think you might have obsessive-compulsive disorder, visit our online resources page to find a treatment provider near you or participate in a research study for free-treatment.
You are not your OCD. You may have had OCD for so long that you feel like your obsessions and compulsions are a part of you. OCD does not define you, it afflicts you. You did not ask to have OCD when you were born, and the disease is not your fault. It is, however, your responsibility. OCD is treatable and you can beat it. Enter our site to learn more.
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