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The Realities Of OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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OCD is a chronic and enduring disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she repeats over and over.

From Jack Nicholson’s character in “As Good As It Gets” to the TV show “Monk,” Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has long seeped its way into popular culture. While many may have heard the term, it is often inaccurately portrayed in the media. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD is a chronic and enduring disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she repeats over and over.

Here to talk about OCD and current available treatment options are Clinical Director of Outpatient Services and Staff Psychologist at Lindner Center of HOPE and OCD/CBT Psychotherapist Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Charles Brady; Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist, Dr. Nicole Bosse; and Social Worker at Lindner Center of HOPE, Jennifer Wells.