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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Nov 1, 2019

I learned the word "comorbid" when my oldest son was evaluated at the SIU behavioral health center in Springfield. I was told by the mental health professional that, "The brain is a complicated thing with no black and white borders, and there is almost always more than one medical condition existing independently."  Comorbidity.  My oldest son's primary diagnosis is Tourette's Syndrome, and it is accompanied by OCD -- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.