OCD Never Stops, Just Ask Howie Mandel

By David Schoetz

Feb 15, 2010 5:09pm

It was just a few months ago that comedian and game show host Howie Mandel spoke to “20/20″ about his fear of germs, which he describes as a crippling manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorder. And it is not just germs. Mandel described one instance where he was attempting to leave the house, doubted that he had locked the door, and ended up checking it more than 30 times before getting frustrated and punching the handle. Tonight, John Donvan and producer Steven Baker look at this mental illness, which an estimated four million Americans battle, through the lens of the 29th annual gathering of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. ——————– UPDATE: Here’s the segment:

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