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Do you need both an obsession and compulsion to have ocd?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No..

Ocd is an umbrella term that covers degrees of compulsive behavior, obsessive behavior, a combo of both, in mild, moderate, or severe states.
There's a spectrum of all psychiatric disorder, and a professional can assess the dx, the severity. Remember that despite labeling a disorder, each person is unique, and classifying is a way of approach to rx, based on prior cases. Rx must be appropos to u.

In brief: No..

Ocd is an umbrella term that covers degrees of compulsive behavior, obsessive behavior, a combo of both, in mild, moderate, or severe states.
There's a spectrum of all psychiatric disorder, and a professional can assess the dx, the severity. Remember that despite labeling a disorder, each person is unique, and classifying is a way of approach to rx, based on prior cases. Rx must be appropos to u.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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