What are some of the common myths about OCD?

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H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.

“… One is that OCD is not a severe disorder … in fact, OCD is a very severe disorder and can really interfere with people’s functioning … likewise people joke with me all the time – oh obsessive, compulsive … OCD is this very discrete, specific set of symptoms …”

 

 

Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic
New York State Psychiatric Institute