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I think my son has a germ phobia but no one else agrees with me.

I think my son has a germ phobia, but he, his mother, his brother, and his sisters don’t agree with me. My son washes his hands about 20 times a day, he showers for over an hour. This is just … Continue reading

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I have developed a severe germ phobia and it is taking control of my life.

I have a huge problem with germ phobia. Last year I started having this fear of everything around me. I wash my hands in panic, even if I touch my cell phone. I had dogs when I was a kid … Continue reading

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My girlfriend has a severe germ phobia. How can I help her?

I have a girlfriend that I really want to help, but don’t know how. She is afraid of everything that she thinks is dirty, even if it’s not. Not only that but she is also afraid of her own bed and she … Continue reading

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My son has a fear of people opening car windows and I don’t know how to help him.

My son is eight years old. He has had this strange fear of people rolling down car windows for some years. He does not want other people to sit in our car. He screams if other people even touch the … Continue reading

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Can some OCDs be treated without medication?

Can some OCDs be treated without medication? People with OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder have repeated unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and engage in repeated unwanted behaviors (compulsions). Some examples of OCD are: Compulsive hand washing often with obsessions of hands being … Continue reading

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