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obsessive-compulsive disorder

[əb¦ses·iv kəm′pəl·siv dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent, unwanted, and unpleasant thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive, purposeful, ritualistic behaviors that the person feels driven to perform (compulsions). Abbreviated OCD.
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Individuals who reported higher scores of dissociative tendency were more prone to get higher scores on the Cognitive Failure Questionnaire (62,63,64) as well as individuals who reported higher scores of obsessive compulsive symptoms (65,66).
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Leading international experts in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have published a new consensus report aimed at providing analysis and guidance to drive improved diagnosis and management of OCD worldwide.
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