Contamination OCD: Obsessions, Compulsions, & Treatments
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Examples of Contamination OCD”, ” Examples of ERP Exposures for Contamination OCD”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC and reviewed by Heidi Moawad, MD.
Author: Melissa Boudin, PsyD
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Do I Have Contamination OCD?” and “How Contamination OCD Can Impact Someone’s Life”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Madeline Moersch, LCSW
Reviewer: Benjamin Troy, MD