The Pandemic Through The Eyes Of Someone With OCD

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Published on 15 Apr 2021, 20:30
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a complex condition characterized by intrusive thoughts and irrational urges to engage in repetitive acts. How these manifest can vary wildly.

Though research on OCD and COVID-19 is limited, several studies have found a surge in reported OCD since the pandemic began. Courtenay Patlin suffers from intense rumination and contamination OCD, and she tells us what living through a pandemic with OCD feels like.

If you or someone you love is suffering from uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and compulsive behaviors, here are some organizations that could help:
International OCD Foundation: iocdf.org
Made of Millions: madeofmillions.com

Though research on OCD and COVID-19 is limited, several studies have found a surge in reported OCD since the pandemic began. Here are some of those studies from around the world:
United States: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/323838...
Iran: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/327989...
Italy: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/...
Netherlands: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/333069...
Germany: sciencedirect.com/science/arti...

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