An article in U.S. News reports on the seriousness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and the proven effective ways that a person can manage living with the disorder. OCD is the fourth most common psychiatric problem and affects 2.5% of the population at some point in their lives. The gold standard treatment is exposure and response prevention (ERP), which consists of exposing people in a systematic and structured way to their feared situations and situations that produce unwanted obsessional thoughts, while also asking them not to perform their typical rituals. Other treatments include residential treatment, medication, and brain surgery in the most extreme cases. To read this article in its entirety, click here.