Episode #93 – Dads Struggle, Too: Postpartum OCD in Fathers/Partners with Ben Eckstein, LCSW

January 31, 2022

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In this episode, I talk with Ben Eckstein, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating OCD and related conditions at his private practice, Bull City Anxiety, in North Carolina.  We talk about ..

– how postpartum OCD can affect dads and paternal figures, as well as other caregivers – not just moms and maternal figures

– common symptom presentations for paternal figures who have OCD around their baby, child, and/or parenting

– barriers that dads, paternal figures, and other caregivers face in getting treatment for OCD

– how hormones, societal influences, genetics, and other environmental factors can impact OCD and the misappraisal of normal, typical intrusive experiences in parenthood

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