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Cassidy Webb

  • Cassidy Webb
    Published 17 days ago
    Implications of COVID-19 on People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Implications of COVID-19 on People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by obsessive and repetitive thoughts or behaviors that severely affect a person’s quality of life. Both people with OCD and other types of anxiety disorders battle challenging mental health conditions that are made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether a person is struggling with incessant fear about the virus, fear of the unknown, or social and economic insecurity, the normal level of worry that most people experience may be exacerbated in some people with OCD.