Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD can only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional such as a psychologist, social worker, counselor, or psychiatrist. About 1 in 100 adults have OCD, affecting men and women of all backgrounds.

People with OCD have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These obsessions and compulsions take a lot of time and get in the way of activities the person values such as going to work or spending time with friends and family.

Understanding OCD Obsessions and Compulsions

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The Majority of People with OCD Will Benefit from Therapy and/or Medication Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is more than just a strong desire for cleanliness or organization. It’s a serious mental health condition that affects millions of adults and youth, leading them down paths of repetitive behaviors and unwelcome thoughts. This article aims …

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