Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially those diagnosed before age 18, are less likely to pass compulsory school tests or go on to higher education, compared with peers who don’t have the disorder, a large study found.

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Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, discuss how to approach treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Michael B. First, MD, talks about how the relationship between hoarding disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has changed in DSM-5. He also discusses which treatments are most likely to help patients with hoarding disorder.

Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, talk about the important questions clinicians should ask patients to determine whether they have OCD, and how those questions set patients up for success in treatment.