Dr. Dorothy Grice, Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Dorothy Grice, professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai, says, "OCD can be extremely disabling, especially when the compulsions become time-consuming and elaborate."



A professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai, Dr. Dorothy Grice is a child psychiatrist who specializes in obsessive-compulsive disorder and tic disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome. Her program provides care to children, teens and adults who have OCD, tics or related disorders like compulsive hair pulling.
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According to the World Health Organization, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is one of the 10 leading causes of disability in the developed world. “OCD is characterized by recurrent disturbing, distressing or intrusive thoughts called obsessions, or ritualized behaviors or mental acts, called compulsions,” says Grice. “Individuals with OCD usually try to actively dismiss or neutralize an obsession by performing a compulsion or avoiding situations that trigger these thoughts, but the compulsion is a short-term fix that ends up feeding the OCD cycle.”
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