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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What is it?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by repetitive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do specific actions (compulsions). 


OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life.

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