Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). With obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may realize that your obsessions aren't reasonable, and you may try to ignore them or stop them. But that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts in an effort to ease your stressful feelings.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry.

Repetitive behaviors are developed and aimed at reducing the associated anxiety; or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions.

Symptoms of the disorder include:


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