ADAA member Dr. Patricia Thornton shares insights into how her OCD patients are helping ease her own fears around the coronavirus outbreak.
..."Last week, when I began to turn off the faucet in our office bathroom after washing my hands, I paused and wondered if I was re-contaminating myself. I know my Contamination OCD patients think about this all the time, but I never do. My OCD patients typically use their elbows or a paper towel to turn off the faucets in order to avoid contamination. Did I need to do that now – the very things that I advise my patients not to do?.."