Social Anxiety in Teenagers
by, Dr. Katy Manetta
Some may have heard of OCD referred to as “the doubting disease”. This label is actually not an inaccurate one. OCD, at its very core, is a disorder that emerges from a fear of doubt and uncertainty. The graphic above reflects one of the many objects that can trigger feelings of uncertainty.All human beings are hard-wired to try to reduce doubt and uncertainty when they feel unsafe. As such, each of us has likely had the experience of walking away from the stove only to be struck by a sensation of doubt--Hmmm...Did I really turn off the stove? And it's likely that each of us, from time to time, has gone back and glanced at the stove again--just to be sure that it's off.