11/04/2019

“Ben” is not a real person, but I have been hearing stories like his with increasing frequency.  As a psychologist who specializes in treating OCD, I am not at all surprised. In certain respects, OCD behaves like an opportunistic pathogen, invading hosts with weakened psychological immune systems. So the current spate of revelations about sexual misconduct among politicians, actors, executives, and athletes, along with evolving sexual assault policies on college campuses, have created the perfect environment for the spread of a new OCD “virus.” ADAA member Lynne Gots, PhD authors this blog post on the #MeToo movement and OCD.

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