Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by having a combination of obsessions (when you have repetitive persistent worries that are hard to dismiss) and compulsions or rituals (these provide temporary relief from obsessions). These obsessions and compulsions are very disruptive - disruptive enough to create problems in one’s relationships, work, school or general functioning. Do you think you have OCD or do you suspect a loved one or co-worker has it? Learn about the true definition of OCD, evidence based treatments and helpful resources through this episode of Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra.
I love the stories this guest shares! Expert guest Dr. Allen Weg, psychologist, is the Co-Founder and President of the Board of OCD New Jersey, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. He is the author and presenter of "OCD Tips," a series of short YouTube video clips and the author of OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy. Dr. Weg has been featured as an OCD expert on on the ABC’s 20/20 and NPR’s Voices in the Family. He is the Founder and Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey (stressandanxiety.com), where he specializes in cognitive behavioral and other evidence-based treatment of OCD, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders. Over 80% of Dr. Weg’s clients in his practice present with a primary diagnosis of OCD or PTSD. To learn more about OCD Dr. Weg recommends iocdf.org. Enjoy!