Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Hoarding: The Basics

I’ve always had trouble throwing things away. Magazines, newspapers, old clothes… What if I need them one day? I don’t want to risk throwing something out that might be valuable. The large piles of stuff in our house keep growing so it’s difficult to move around and sit or eat together as a family.

The OCD Foundation of Michigan - Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI

Use Staff Entrance off 13 Mile Rd.
Follow John R. Poole Drive to the Administration Bldg.
Park in the South Parking Deck.
Meeting is in the Private Dining Room in the Admin. Bldg. See map: http://ocdmich.org/pdf_files/RoyalOakMtgMap.pdf


OCD Support Group

New Haven
Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), 3rd floor Conference room
“I spent hours in the bathroom scrubbing my hands raw. I felt that if I didn't take part in this routine, my mother would die. I forced myself to eat foods that I absolutely hated. ”

My Childhood OCD

My experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) began in the summer I was seven years old. My father was planning a vacation to Florida with his girlfriend, my five-year-old brother, and me. I was so excited about seeing the beach and feeling real sand for the first time.

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Howie Mandel Talks About OCD

TV personality and actor Howie Mandel shares his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a public service announcement for the ADAA campaign Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD.


ADAA Launches "Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD," National Educational Campaign


More than half of adults with untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) reported their condition has a negative impact on important relationships - at work, at home, and in their personal life, according to a new national survey commissioned by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) and conducted by Harris Interactive. OCD is a debilitating anxiety disorder that affects more than 2 million American adults.

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD

Mind-Body Practices in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD


Patricia Gerbarg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
New York Medical College

Richard Brown, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons


Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, answer the questions below, print out the results and share them with your health care professional.

Are you troubled by the following?

“I have the OCD under control. Now I just need to figure out how to recover. I will.”

Coping With Life After OCD

One of the first things I remember is trying to get as far away as possible from the two cottonwood trees in the backyard, terrified they would fall over and crush me. My parents were in the backyard and I couldn't leave them, but no matter how many times they reassured me that the trees wouldn't fall, I couldn't stop begging them to come inside, far away from the back door, far away from the trees.


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