Sunday, July 25, 2004

Obsessing over OCD

As if we didn't have enough alphabet soup to contend with: A new study indicates that the disorder formerly known as OCD may in fact be three different syndromes, one each for hand-washing, checking and hoarding. That may be good news for researchers trying to find a cure, and to those who might benefit from such -- but to parents who have been given a fistful of diagnoses for their challenging children, finding out that some of those diagnoses have sub-diagnoses is sure to bring on HIPD (Had It with Professionals Disorder). Not to mention that the producers of "Monk" will have to develop three different commercials.

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