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what is ocd?

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Dr. Eric Pease
Specializes in Psychiatry
Obsession/compulsion: Obsessive-compulsive disorder. This disorder is marked by both obsessions (intrusive thoughts that are bothersome and difficult to suppress; anything from inappropriate sexual urges to thoughts if you don't do something you or someone close to you could die, etc.) and compulsions (repeat behaviors or rituals performed to reduce the distress of the thoughts). It is a treatable psychiatric illness.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
OCD: Obsession is for thoughts that are intrusive or repetitive. Compulsion is for behaviors that one feels compelled to do to ward off danger. Some are more O and some more D. Please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. Peace and good health.
Answered on Aug 29, 2018

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