Are we all OCD now, with obsessive hand-washing and technology addiction?

Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?

David Rosenberg, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Wayne State University • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health psychiatry obsessive-compulsive-disorder covid-19 coronavirus psychology ocd pandemic mental-illness therapy cleaning face-masks

Coronavirus: how to stop the anxiety spiralling out of control

Stop constant checking and stay social.

Jo Daniels, Senior Lecturer of Psychology, University of Bath • conversation
March 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  ocd  anxiety-disorders  panic-disorder  health-anxiety

Brain training app helps reduce OCD symptoms, study finds

A ‘brain training’ app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears.

Baland Jalal, Barbara Sahakian • cambridge
Oct. 23, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience mental-health ocd

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