OCD: It's Not Just Washing Your Hands

OCD: It's Not Just Washing Your Hands

I was frustrated this week when a heard from a patient that was denied coverage for service by their insurance company for their OCD. The patient said that they were told, "Well, you are not washing your hands or checking things over and over, so it seems that you really do not have OCD." It is statements like this that just irritate me, as the reviewers are supposed to be educated professionals who are wise to the ways of anxiety disorders and OCD. This is not always the case though, it seems, so I wanted to take this time to educate people about OCD. Obsessions are intrusive thoughts, images, or...

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