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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