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When does an obsession become a disorder?

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Imagine being unable to stop yourself from washing your hands a hundred times a day. Or living in mountains of clutter because you’re unable to discard (or recycle, sell, or give away) your possessions. At some point in their lives, one in 50 Americans will be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). And some estimate up to a quarter of those with OCD also suffer from hoarding disorder. Dr. Rodriguez will describe the most up-to-date treatment options for these often-misunderstood conditions and explain why she’s optimistic about the future.

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University