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OCD is a term often thrown around in every day language for people who have a strong preference for cleanliness and order. However, this does not necessarily indicate a clinical diagnosis.
In this episode, Brianna Calderón:
Defines Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) according to DSM 5 criteria
Differentiates a preference for cleanliness from a clinical diagnosis
How the pandemic has impacted the presentation of symptoms
Exposure Therapy as an effective treatment for OCD
Provides resources for OCD & treatment
Brianna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state. She is a native New Yorker from the Bronx and started out working in community mental health and group homes/residential settings. After becoming licensed, she made the switch to work at NOCD (No Compulsive Disorders), becoming an OCD specialist working via tele-health. Her personal and professional mission is to provide education on this misrepresented and misdiagnosed disorder to communities that may not have access to resources, and have generational/cultural stigmas regarding mental health.
In this episode, you will learn:
-Definition of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
-How the pandemic has impacted individuals experiencing symptoms of OCD
-Effective treatment for OCD