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Lili Reinhart Responds to Critics Who Called Her Out for 'Joking' About OCD: 'I Have the Right to Talk About It'

The term “OCD” has become somewhat synonymous with any type of behavior that could be described as a little, well, fastidious, picky, or particular about doing things a certain way. Understandably, for those who actually have obsessive-compulsive disorder, that can be annoying at best. For some, the widespread casual use …

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4 Ways People With OCD Deal With Their Diagnosis

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a mental health disorder where a person has obsessions (uncontrollable recurring thoughts or fears), compulsions (uncontrollable recurring behaviors), or both. OCD is usually treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—a type of antidepressant—and psychotherapy, or a combination of both. Health spoke with four people diagnosed …

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Is Your Anxiety About Your Love Life Normal—or Could You Have Relationship OCD?

Ever gazed over at your significant other and thought, “What if you’re not the one?” You probably have. Fleeting moments of doubt about your relationship or wavering levels of attraction to your partner are very ordinary experiences. But if you feel subsumed by relationship-focused uncertainty and anxiety—and these feelings are …

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6 Thoughts People With OCD Have—According to Women Diagnosed With This Mental Health Condition

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is sheer anguish for those who struggle with it. Vexing thoughts or images—things that are distressing or sexual in nature, for instance—are a hallmark of OCD. To counteract their anxious feelings, people with this mental health diagnosis may feel compelled to perform certain behaviors over and over, such …

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Two-Thirds of People With an Eating Disorder Have This Mental Health Problem Too

Eating disorders and anxiety disorders occur together more often than not. An astonishing two-thirds of people with an eating disorder also suffer from an anxiety disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seems to have the strongest association with eating disorders in general, while people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are most prone …

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