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Coping with obsessive compulsive disorder during the holidays

from Baylor College of Medicine via Medical Xpress

While the holidays are a joyful time, they also can be stressful, especially for those who live with obsessive compulsive disorder. "Like with any mental illness, certain symptoms of OCD are exacerbated during stressful times," said Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor. "During the holidays, people are excited to be around other people, have meals together and do a lot of activities that they might not normally do, which can cause unexpected triggers." more


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