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Classification of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Debatable

Personally, I can’t imagine why anyone is making this distinction. I think of OCD as an industrial-strength anxiety problem. Thought provoking, though. I would only be in favor of changing the classification if it raises awareness and research for treatment options.

Classification of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Debatable: “Whether to continue to classify obsessive-compulsive disorder as an anxiety disorder is controversial, according to a review in the Aug. 8 issue of The Lancet. The review notes that biological and behavioral models can explain some aspects of the disorder and have helped to develop treatments.”

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.