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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…

Study Shows Hoarding Separate from OCD

Study Shows Hoarding Separate from OCD

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Psychologists have classified hoarding disorder as a type of OCD for years, but new brain imaging research shows that information is, well, garbage.A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows th…

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…

New Mom Charlize Theron Is Example of Parenting with OCD

New Mom Charlize Theron Is Example of Parenting with OCD

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — New mother Charlize Theron may have a tougher time than other new moms adjusting to her first child. That’s because she’s admitted to suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.”I have OCD, which is not fun…

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