Boston25: Even as pandemic fades, concerns OCD behaviors will remain prevalent

Dr. Julie Ryan spoke with Boston25 about pandemic related behaviors and OCD

Dr. Julie Ryan spoke with Boston25 about pandemic related behaviors and OCD

About 2.5 percent of Americans receive an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) clinical diagnosis in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, but about a quarter of the general population can exhibit behaviors associated with OCD. Behaviors have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boston25 spoke with Dr. Julie Ryan, associate professor of Clinical Psychology, about OCD and when related behaviors may be of concern.  Watch the story, "Even as pandemic fades, concerns OCD behaviors will remain prevalent," on the Boston25 website. 

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