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Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: OCD Symptoms

The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living.
Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound.

In brief: OCD Symptoms

The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living.
Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Painful, not bad

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: Painful, not bad

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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry

In brief: Can be

In the old days many pts with OCD requested lobotomies 2 try 2 get relief.

In brief: Can be

In the old days many pts with OCD requested lobotomies 2 try 2 get relief.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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