Running a Faith- Based Practice: Our Growth in Service

Running a Faith-Based Practice: Our Growth in Service     The idea to set-up a Christian Psychiatric Practice first came to my mind while I was still doing my residency training. As a resident, I sought a lot of counsel from other psychiatrists who were Christians about whether or not to be upfront about being…

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects the brain and behavior, and it is actually very common. At least 1 to 2 percent of society is plagued by this particular disorder. OCD is often characterized by repetitive, uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and/or ritualized behaviors one can’t seem to stop…

Scrupulosity among Christians

Scrupulosity Among Christians [Religious OCD] Scrupulosity (a.k.a. ‘Religious OCD’) is a type of OCD in which obsessions and compulsions affect one’s faith experience. With regard to Christianity, some believers may be obsessed with thoughts of having lost their salvation or having committed great sin (that they did not actually commit) and they, therefore, become significantly…