Obsessed with OCD


What is obsessive-compulsive disorder and why does it happen? Cristen and Caroline separate mental health facts from pop cultural fiction about this commonly misunderstood disorder that affects millions of men and women.

Episode sources:

About OCD. http://ocd.stanford.edu/about/

Coming out of the shadows. http://ocd.commons.yale.edu/shadows/

Growing Up in Therapy. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/01/difficult-girl

History: OCD Research. http://ocd.stanford.edu/treatment/history.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Half-Mad Mind. http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/12/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-half-mad-mind-288775.html

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000942.htm

O.C.D., a Disorder That Cannot Be Ignored. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/o-c-d-a-disorder-that-cannot-be-ignored/

Pssst, OCD Is NOT an Adjective. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beyond-the-doubt/201002/pssst-ocd-is-not-adjective

Researchers Identify Genetic Marker Linked to OCD. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/researchers_identify_genetic_marker_linked_to_ocd

Rewiring the Brain to Treat OCD. http://discovermagazine.com/2013/nov/14-defense-free-will

What does an OCD brain look like? http://ocd.commons.yale.edu/ocdbrain/

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml

Academic sources:

Gender differences in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a literature review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22189930

Topics in this Podcast: psychology, ocd, Mental Health