Catherine F. Coffman

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, anxiety-producing thoughts accompanied by unwanted, overwhelming urges to perform ritualistic behaviors. Pharmacological treatments for this disorder (serotonin uptake inhibitors) are problematic because there is a 6-8 week delayed onset and half of the patients do not adequately respond.(More)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was formerly considered a relatively rare psychological disorder, yet today it is known to affect 2-3% of the global population. OCD is characterized by invasive, anxiety producing thoughts (obsessions) that cannot be controlled. In an effort to reduce anxiety, the OCD sufferer will perform repetitive rituals(More)
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