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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry, by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing anxiety, or by a combination of such thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). Symptoms may include repetitive handwashing; extensive hoarding; preoccupation with sexual or aggressive impulses, or with particular religious beliefs; aversion to odd numbers; and nervous habits, such as opening a door and closing it a certain number of times before one enters or leaves a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and come across to others as psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their thoughts and subsequent actions as irrational, and they may become further distressed by this realization.

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A Quick Overview Of The Strange World Of OCD Written by Yaz 4909
The Facts about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Written by National Women's Health Information Center 20069
Step on a Crack... Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Written by National Institute of Mental Health 13028
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Written by National Institute of Mental Health 27574
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Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder And Your Fearful Thoughts Written by Stan Popovich 20311
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Does Your Child have OCD? Written by Anthony Kane, MD 28174