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What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is a psychiatric condition where patients experience anxiety related to obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, fear or worry. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that are performed to reduce the associated anxiety. Most OCD sufferers recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational.

In brief: Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) is a psychiatric condition where patients experience anxiety related to obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, fear or worry. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that are performed to reduce the associated anxiety. Most OCD sufferers recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: OCD
Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors in attempt to reduce tension & anxiety.
Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, etc. Symptoms are time-consuming & cause more distress.

In brief: OCD
Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors in attempt to reduce tension & anxiety.
Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, etc. Symptoms are time-consuming & cause more distress.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: OCD
OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors.
Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized.

In brief: OCD
OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors.
Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized.
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