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My doctor diagnosed my mental illness as ocd. is ocd characterized by a repeating behavior?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Ocd causes intrusive thoughts and anxiety that is temporarily reduced by repeating certain behaviors, often in very specific ways. Here is a fuller description: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001926/.

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