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H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
November 03, 2011

“ ...for women, depression … as many as 60% of people with OCD will have concomitant depression … it’s also very common to have other anxiety disorders … already common in women … Another set of disorders that often go along with OCD more typically seen in men … attention deficit disorders and tic disorders …”

 

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

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