Real Event OCD: What It Is, Symptoms, & Treatment
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Real Event OCD & Guilt”, “Can Real Event OCD Distort Your Memories?”, “How Do I Know Itâs OCD?”. New material written by Lydia Antonatos, LMHC and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Andrea Brognano LMHC, LPC, NCC
Reviewer: Kristen Fuller, MD