Watch The OCD Project Online - Full Episodes
The OCD Project is a reality show in which Dr. David Tolin takes 6 patients diagnosed with the most severe forms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and puts them through an intensive 6 week program in the hopes of trying to help them lead a more normal life. To date, each patient's OCD has caused havoc in their lives. It has affected their relationships with family and friends, and in some cases has prevented them from attending school or work.
The six patients move into a house together, and are treated by a team of doctors led by Dr. Tobin. They use a treatment called Exposure Therapy, where the patients expose themselves in ever-increasing levels to stressors that trigger their OCD behavior. Exposure to the very things that scare patients with OCD in many cases can habituate them to the point that it scares them much less, and in the most successful of cases, not at all. Exposure helps them unlearn the fear that has become so ingrained in their minds.
The show highlights the struggles of each patient, and the situations in which their OCD developed to this point. By living together and watching each other go through treatments, the six feel as if they aren't alone in their struggles. They help each other through their exposures and support each other, learning along the way that their lives can be so much better once they conquer their fears. Each patient also sets a goal for the end of treatment, something they want to do but have been unable to accomplish due to their OCD.
The show delves into the paralyzing fear of everyday things that affect people with OCD. It shows how all-encompassing these fears can become, and how they can completely take over any semblance of a normal life. It also shows that with sound treatment by a doctor who specializes in OCD, it can be managed or even overcome.
The OCD Project Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (8 full episodes)
Episode 8 - Last Day of Treatment
First Aired: July 15, 2010
Episode 7 - Home Environments
First Aired: July 08, 2010
Episode 6 - Extreme Exposures
First Aired: July 01, 2010
Episode 5 - The Hospital
First Aired: June 24, 2010
- Episode 4 - Family Therapy
- Episode 3 - Today It Begins
- Episode 2 - What's Your Problem
- Episode 1 - Season Premiere