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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional such as a psychologist, social worker, counselor, or psychiatrist. About 1 in 100 adults have OCD, affecting men and women of all backgrounds.

People with OCD have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These obsessions and compulsions take a lot of time and get in the way of activities the person values such as going to work or spending time with friends and family.

Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma?

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Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma? Yes, psychiatry and talk therapy can be very beneficial for people with past trauma. Psychiatry is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health conditions, and they can provide a range of …

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

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How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? Mental illness is diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker. First, what is a mental illness? Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior that causes the person distress and difficulty functioning. There …

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