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OCD and Psychosis

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in September 2013…. When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder became severe, he was in college, fifteen hundred miles away from home. We arranged for him to see a psychiatrist near … Continue reading

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OCD and Health Anxiety

Health anxiety (also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis) is defined by a preoccupation with, and persistent fear of, severe illness. Despite medical attention and reassurance, people with health anxiety either believe they already have a devastating illness or are in … Continue reading

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OCD and Psychosis – Updated

In my previous post on OCD and Psychosis, I stated that one of the criteria for the diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the sufferer’s realization that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational or illogical. I was wrong. While this used to … Continue reading

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