obsessive-compulsive disorder


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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 Pittsburgh) and Dougherty (psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) bring together psychiatrists from the US, Korea, and Israel to provide mental health professionals with an overview of obsessive-compulsive disorder, its causes, manifestations, and evidence-based treatment for adults and children, such as behavioral therapy, support groups, medication, and surgery.
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