Author: Dr. Ileana Berman

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Talking To Your Doctor About OCD: Tips For Anxious Patients 

Do you suspect you might have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? It’s not uncommon to feel anxious about talking to your doctor about it, but getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward improving your condition.  5 Tips For Approaching Your Doctor About OCD Here are...
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How To Manage OCD Symptoms At Work 

Living with OCD can be a daily struggle, especially in the workplace. Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have been living with the condition for some time, managing your symptoms while on the job is crucial for success. Here are some helpful strategies to...
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What Triggers OCD Symptoms? 

OCD is a condition that doesn’t have a cure, but the symptoms have to managed throughout one’s life. The symptoms of OCD can ebb and flow over time depending on different factors.  As a cognitive science researcher with over 30 years of experience in the...
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Does OCD Go Away On Its Own? 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects about 1-2% of the global population. Many people have a lot of misconceptions about OCD, including what help is available and whether or not it can go away on its own.  As a Cognitive Science Research,...
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3 Careers For Cognitive Science Majors 

If you are thinking about going to college and are interested in the way the human brain thinks, then a degree in cognitive science could be for you! It is an interdisciplinary field that combines neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and more. But what kind of...
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What Causes OCD? 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a fairly common condition. In the United States, around 1 in every 100 adults has OCD. Globally, it is estimated that about 1.1% – 1.8% of the population deals with OCD. If you or someone you know struggles with this condition, you...