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Track: Obsessive Compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive disorder


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which a person frequently has certain thoughts (called "obsessions") or feels the need to repeatedly perform certain routines (called "compulsions") to a degree that induces anxiety or impairs general functioning.

For more than a short period of time, the person is unable to regulate either ideas or activities. Popular compulsions include hand washing, stuff counting, and verifying if a door is locked. These practices take place to such an extent that the everyday life of the person is adversely affected, sometimes taking up more than an hour a day.
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