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Mimi is worried she's murdering people. Emily takes two-hour showers. What's up with their brains? Oh, it's OCD! In this episode of GROUP, Ian and Rebecca dissect Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with the help of Dr. Sarah Parker, a therapist who specializes in the treatment of the disorder. Also, Rebecca shares her compulsive childhood prayers and strange pattycaking.


Sarah Parker, PhD

Sarah Parker, Ph.D. 

Dr. Parker is a Director and Co-founders of The Reeds Center, a clinical organization offering cognitive-behavioral therapies for anxiety and related disorders. Before opening The Reeds Center, Dr. Parker taught Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Learn more about Dr. Parker and her work at The Reeds Center here

Mimi's Story

In this episode, Mimi Harrison shares the evolution of her OCD, beginning with her childhood in the 1950s. In Looking at the World Through Paxil-Colored Glasses, her 2005 piece for The Washington Post, Harrison shares her complicated journey to find a medication that worked for both her brain and her body.