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Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Wendy Hope/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As football fans don their unwashed jerseys, sit in their favorite couch seats or line up their remote controls like Robert De Niro’s character in Silver Linings Playbook, many might wonder whether their Sup…

Pathological Grooming Now Categorized as a Form of OCD

Pathological Grooming Now Categorized as a Form of OCD

Courtesy Nicole Santamorena(NEW YORK) — When Nicole Santamorena was a baby she pulled her hair for comfort when she was distressed or sick.  But that coping mechanism eventually escalated into pathological grooming behavior so serious that she wa…

Mom’s Life Hurt by Obsessive Fear of Sweaters, Germs, Hotels

Mom’s Life Hurt by Obsessive Fear of Sweaters, Germs, Hotels

Stacey Horton/Pocket Therapist LLC(FALMOUTH, Mass.) — Stacey Horton’s obsessive compulsive disorder first emerged during a stressful period in her junior year of college about 25 years ago. She found a dead bug and couldn’t throw it away. “I had to kn…

Hoarder Buries Himself in Atari Games and Bobble Heads

Hoarder Buries Himself in Atari Games and Bobble Heads

Courtesy of Lee Shuer(EASTHAMPTON, Mass.) — Lee Shuer’s hoarding began a decade ago as he began collecting Atari video games, then progressed to vintage art work and musical instruments.But soon, his apartment was overflowing with bobble heads, collec…

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