Tuesday, January 17, 2006


CNN.com meets a patient in intensive therapy for severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
"Just before her admission to McLean, Shannon had gotten to the point where she would just give up. Folding one shirt would take hours. She could go grocery shopping just fine, but in the end the food would sit out on the counter, because she couldn't line the cans up exactly right in the cupboard, and she'd give up.

She would rise at 7 a.m. to get ready for work, which started at 5 p.m. It took her that long to shower and get her clothes ready...
More on obsessive-compulsive disorder here.


Blogger Psych Pundit said...

Interesting story - thanks for the link.

I thought you and readers might find this recent post on behavioral therapy of OCD (as alluded to in the CNN story) of interest: http://psychpundit.blogspot.com/2006/01/as-good-as-it-gets.html#links.

Best wishes.

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