Understanding OCD

Therapy 101

OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is characterized by unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) coupled with mental or physical rituals or acts (compulsions) aimed to reduce the anxiety of those obsessions.  

In truth, OCD is one of the more trivialized mental illnesses often tossed out as an adjective for Type A, perfectionist personalities. In this video Frame Therapist, Dr. Smita Kapoor breaks down that myth and answers questions about what OCD can look like, how it develops, and how we can support those who are diagnosed.

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