Episode #126 – Why OCD Gets Misdiagnosed

May 18, 2023

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Research shows that, up to 80% of the time, professionals will misdiagnose OCD when it is not a clear-cut, conventional subtype or manifestation (e.g., fear of germs, needing to have things be perfect). The frequency with which OCD is misdiagnosed has devastating and significant impacts. In this episode, I talk about why OCD gets misdiagnosed so often and what we can possibly do to reduce this issue.

I also talk about..

  • How societal beliefs and interpretations of OCD have changed over time
  • Specific ways in which you can advocate to others regarding misdiagnosis and misinformation
  • Systemic issues that directly cause this problem in the first place

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Check out this blog post: 

What Is OCD?

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Remember: this podcast is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as mental health or medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional advice of your own professional mental health or medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical or mental health professional before trying or implementing any information read here. I am not acting as your therapist or mental health professional and this is not therapeutic advice. My goal is to provide you with options, resources, and information to make an informed decision regarding your mental health.

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