Photographs by Lauren Lancaster
When Emad Eskandar talks about one of his neurosurgery patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, he’s not talking about someone who arranges his record collection by color, size, and name. Or someone who ritualistically touches the knob on the stove twice before leaving the house and says, “Sorry, I’m a little OCD.”
Eskandar’s OCD patients take three-hour showers. They spend eight hours cleaning their surroundings with bleach.