EP. 116: ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy talks about ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and why she took such an interest in this episode. Tracy starts by mentioning the connection between OCD and repetitive body focused behaviors (RBFBs) and then discusses what they are. She then goes on to share:

  • What OCD is
  • What obsessions are
  • What compulsions are
  • The conditions that make up the OCD Spectrum
  • What OCD is not
  • What Pure Obsession is
  • At what age does OCD typically show up
  • Where ADHD and OCD look very different
  • Where ADHD and OCD look similar
  • What those with OCD are most concerned about
  • The role that executive functions play in both ADHD and OCD
  • How hoarding plays into ADHD and OCD
  • How OCD is best treated
  • What Exposure Response Prevention is
  • The reasons why ADHD with OCD is often misdiagnosed
  • A Do I Have OCD? Survey

Resources:

link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12402-014-0146-x

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006322306005877

iocdf.org/expert-opinions/expert-opinion-ocd-and-adhd-dual-diagnosis-misdiagnosis-and-the-cognitive-cost-of-obsessions/

www.additudemag.com/slideshows/symptoms-of-ocd/

www.additudemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10230_Understand-Conditions_is-it-ocd-or-adhd.pdf

www.ocduk.org/ocd/history-of-ocd/howard-hughes/

www.additudemag.com/howie-mandel-ocd/

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