OCD Patients and Extreme Cleaning Activities

More than 50% of patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) fear contamination, germs and grime. These patients engage in excessive washing, cleaning and orderliness. They frequently wash themselves and items that surround them to reduce concerns about infection from germs, but continue to worry that they have not cleaned sufficiently. Extreme Cleaning Can Make a Normally [...]

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A Collector’s Nightmare: Your Health and Hoarding

Hoarding is often associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, depression and other disorders that promote stress. Hoarders have an uncontrollable urge to collect items and have an often times irrational connection to them. They will refuse to dispose of items even if they have no space or need for them.  Sometimes hoarders will agree to [...]