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Description of Obsessive-compulsive disorder

According to dictionary definition  DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. A person with OCD gets frequent, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. To control the thoughts, the person feels an overwhelming urge to repeat certain rituals or behaviors. These are called compulsions.  Signs and Symptoms  According to dictionary definition  The symptoms often begin in children or teens.  1. Examples of obsessions are a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt.2. Compulsions may include:a) Washing your handsb) Countingc) Checking on thingsd) CleaningWith OCD, the thoughts and rituals cause distress and get in the way of your daily life.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Causes of OCD are:  1. Family history2. Stressful life events3. Environment  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatments include:1. Therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy2. Medicines  NIH: National Institute of Mental Health



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