Postpartum OCD: the anxiety disorder that can plague parents after their baby’s birth.

TW: Describes thoughts of infant harm/abuse We’ve talked about OCD plenty of times but it’s worth talking more about OCD in the special population of new parents: Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Postpartum OCD). Postpartum refers to the period after childbirth. This is an incredibly stressful period for new parents, and dealing with symptoms of OCD canContinue reading “Postpartum OCD: the anxiety disorder that can plague parents after their baby’s birth.”

Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. You may hear people joking about being “so OCD” because they prefer to have their markers organized by color or because they are picky about keeping their room clean. But this is far from actual obsessive-compulsive disorder. Genuine OCD can be incredibly scaryContinue reading “Do I have OCD? Understanding the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”