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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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Of particular interest have the taxonomic models of dissociation, associations of sub-types of obsessive-compulsive symptoms with dissociative experiences were explored after splitting the non-clinical sample into more homogeneous sub-groups with respect to the DES scores by using the latent class analysis.
Cognitive behavior therapy in medication non-responders with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A prospective 1-year follow-up study.
Patients with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders who fail to respond to medication should be thoroughly reassessed for an underlying medical disorder.
The Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders publishes high quality research and clinically-oriented articles dealing with all aspects of obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and related conditions (obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders: e.
Association study of the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Cognitive-behavior therapy, sertraline, and their combination for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS) randomized controlled trial.
The Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised was developed as a short selfadministered measure of obsessions and compulsions in adults (Foa et al.
Maida and Armstrong (2005) noted positive correlations between symptoms of MD and variables such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Deep brain stimulation using the Reclaim system may provide some relief to certain patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who have not responded to conventional therapy," said Dr.
One can, of course, speculate on possible neurochemical underpinnings of an association between an anticonvulsant and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Based on research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this manual presents a purely cognitive approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
If you struggle with violent or unpleasant thoughts which just keep coming back, you may have obsessive-compulsive disorder--and if so, OVERCOMING OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS can help get a handle on the problem.

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