OCD Articles

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

I Have Intrusive Thoughts

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 8th, 2015
From Canada: I'm needing answers :( okay so I've recently been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and a little of ocd my own voice in my head tells me to hurt people and it causes me stress irritable and sad and anxiety sometimes I feel ...

My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I'm 19). I've had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which ...

I’m an Extremely Picky Eater

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
According to all my research, I do not have an eating disorder. I do not even own a scale, I have no desire to change the way I look and my weight is not something I even think about. However, food is running ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 29th, 2014
Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven't put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my ...

Mother with Hoarding Disorder Is Tearing Up the Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Croatia: I'm 21-years-old, and my mother is 51. My whole life I've been witnessing her being just crazy about collecting everything, from cans to old, warn-out clothes. As I grew, I always was the strongest one to confront her and not let her ruin ...

Worried about My Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver's license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or ...

Son Has OCD and Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
My 40-year-old son suffers from severe OCD and depression. It has become worse in the past 3 years. He has been in a relationship during that time but his partner is at the end of her rope and wants him out. He is on disability ...

I Think I Have ADD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 12th, 2014
I'm really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I'm terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to ...

I Believe I May Have OCD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I think I may have OCD, I've got intrusive thoughts I sometimes think about 1 thing in particular quite a while ago I heard about someone committing a murder while sleepwalking and while I don't really believe that I sleepwalk it still bug's the heck ...

Primarily Obsessive OCD Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 28th, 2014
I have been formally diagnosed with OCD, the buzz words the therapist who diagnosed me used were violence and responsibility, and through the limited therapy I went to it is was discovered that I have had OCD since before college. Through self-realization, self-diagnosis, and the ...

Repeating Names in Head, Inner Dialogue

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Ever since my cousin died on my birthday two weeks ago, I been having a lot of mental issues. I am not sure if it is related to my PMDD, Anxiety, or my OCD but I have been repeating a few certain names throughout the ...