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The World of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Experiences of Living with OCD

Dana Fennel


In contemporary society one can hear people use the term “OCD” in a colloquial manner, saying that they are “a little bit OCD.” Instead, this book introduces readers to the actual lives of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. It shows the diverse manifestations of the disorder, how people conceptualize their “obsessions” and “compulsions,” and the ways these self-perceived atypical thoughts and behaviors influence people’s sense of self and their interactions in society. It does so by considering the disorder from the time people first started to believe they had a problem, all the way t ... More

Keywords: OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social psychology, stigma, trivialization, mental illness, mental disorder, mental health, sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781479881406
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479881406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Fennel, author
University of Southern Mississippi

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