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Understanding OCD (and the Overlap Between OCD & Anxiety Disorders) With Lauren Rosen

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a diagnosis that is often incredibly misunderstood. And a big part of that is due to how OCD is spoken about. It’s a term that is often thrown around in relation to talking about cleanliness or tidiness, but OCD is a disorder that causes significant distress or impairment in the life of someone who is struggling with it.

I sat down with Lauren Rosen, a licensed marriage and family therapist, whose focus is treating OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, because she has a wealth of knowledge surrounding OCD and evidence-based treatment of OCD. And Lauren used to struggle with OCD herself. In our conversation, Lauren dives into what OCD is, the overlap between OCD and anxiety disorders, her personal experience with OCD, and she shares lots of helpful tips, tools, and insights for healing.