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Forms of OCD. Dr. Brodsky treats them all.

Dr. Brodsky clarifies, "OCD comes in thousands of different types"...

There are thousands of types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  It's not just washing, checking, counting, symmetry, neatness, or ordering.  Find out which type of OCD you have by emailing a question to Dr. Brodsky, a foremost OCD specialist, for a free consultation.  If you're ready to start, make an appointment online or call 212-726-2390.  In-person sessions are in New York and New Jersey.  Teletherapy is nationwide in 40 states for OCD from Chicago, Illionois to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

OCD has many types, explains Dr. Steven Brodsky, not just being neat.
OCD comes in many forms, Dr. Steven Brodsky, an OCD specialist explains.

Just being neat isn't a type of OCD according to Dr. Steven Brodsky.  However, it is OCD when it causes delays, inconveniences others, or consumes excessive time and  should be treated.

Other types of OCD are hypochondriasis (medical worries), hoarding, unwanted sexual doubts (doubts you're gay or trans), relationship doubts (whether you or your partner love each other, or cheat), guilt, over-responsibility, scrupulosity, or religious worries, disturbing harming thoughts, body dysmorphia, reviewing, fear of being a sexual predator, pedophile, or victim (or other taboos).  Below are descriptions of just some of the many types of OCD: 

Hypochondriasis Type OCD:

An exaggerated obsessive worry about one's health, involves endless internet researching  symptoms, repeat visits to doctors, odd diets, or reassurance seeking.  Ordinary physiological sensations can be misinterpreted as cancer, heart disease, HIV, etc. (Read more...)

Many problems are a type of OCD.

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Collecting, buying, and not discarding possessions, or not using new items to avoid damaging them.  Hoarders don't allow people into their home out of embarrassment, or prevent others moving their belongings for fear they won't find them.  (Read more...)

Hoarding Type OCD Therapy Without Medication

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HOCD Type OCD (Orientation Doubts):

Unwanted gay or lesbian thoughts or abrupt doubts about gender identity.  HOCD sufferers check whether they get aroused by a variety of same-sex situations to test their sexual orientation.  (Read more...)

The HOCD type of OCD treated by Dr. Steven Brodsky

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POCD Type OCD & Taboo Sexual Thoughts:

Sexual OCD sufferers experience upsetting obsessions about inappropriate sexual relationships, such as family members, children, married people, animals, or rape.  They have intrusive thoughts they'll become a pedophile, rapist, molester, adulterer, or pornographer.  Sexual OCD sufferers test their arousal to these targets hoping to reassure themselves that they're normal.  (Read more...)

POCD Type OCD in NY and NJ

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Relationship Type OCD (ROCD):

Doubting whether you love your mate or they love you, or whether either of you could be unfaithful.  Before you break up, find out if it might be ROCD.  (Read more...)

Relationship Type OCD

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Email a question to Dr. Brodsky for a free consult.  Make an appointment online or call 212-726-2390.  Teletherapy is available nationwide in 40 states for OCD from Hartford, Connecticut to Louisville, Kentucky and in-person sessions are in New York and northern New Jersey.

Scrupulosity Type OCD (Guilt):

Exaggerated sense of guilt, over-responsibility, dread of punishment, ostracism, or retaliation.  Sufferers fear they did something offensive, illegal, immoral, or sinful.  They compulsively apologize, confess minor infractions, seek reassurance, over-justify themselves, review past events, or engage in excessive religious rituals.  (Read more...)

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Body Dysmorphic Type OCD (BDD):

Distorted body image, checking, concealing, or over-grooming  part of their body (hair, fat, stomach, chest, skin, teeth, birth marks, face shape, eyebrows, nose, etc.). BDD can also be an imaginary body odor.  BDD is often misdiagnosed as an eating disorder like anorexia, but its cause and treatment is very different.  (Read more...)

Read more about Body Dysmorphic Type (BDD).

Harm Type OCD (Violent Obsessions):

Fear of harming others or oneself, or harmed by crime or accident.  They put sharp objects away, check loved ones are safe, check if they bumped or ran over someone, review past actions, or check TV news to see if they committed a crime.  (Read more...)

Violent Harm OCD Type

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Pure-O Type OCD (Pure Obsessional):

"Pure O" (purely obsessional) OCD is really a misnomer.  It's an often used but obsolete term. The sufferer thinks they have only obsessions and not compulsions.  In reality, they have internal mental compulsions, usually self-reassurance, rather than behavioral compulsions. Pure O sufferers try to talk themselves out of their worry, answer an unanswerable question, or ask others to reassure them.

Pure-O OCD has thought compulsions, not observable behaviors.

Contamination Type OCD:

Fear that something or someone is contaminated (by germs, dirt, asbestos, chemicals, a spirit, a bad thought).  Contamination OCD can also entail feeling disgusted by contact, without fear of danger.  People feel compelled to avoid, clean, launder, throw out, or isolate contaminated objects.

Germaphobe Type OCD

There are many types of Contamination OCD: fear of germs, chemicals, spiritual contamination, or disgust.

Email a question to Dr. Brodsky now, or arrange a free consultation within 24 hours.  If you feel ready to start you can make an appointment online or just call 212-726-2390.  Virtual teletherapy is available nationwide in 40 states for OCD from Albany, New York to Salt Lake City, Utah and in-person sessions are in Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey.

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