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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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Pharmacological treatment strategies in obsessive compulsive disorder: A cross-sectional view in nine international OCD centers.
Obsessive compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: Phenomenology and family history.
Her research interest is resting state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging(fMRI) of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) versus placebo for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Second-generation antipsychotics for obsessive compulsive disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Obsessive Compulsive disorder affects between 2-3 Percent of the population, more often women than men; usually begins in early adulthood often following some stressful event.
Key words: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Quality of Life, Co morbid psychiatric disorders
The regression and factor analyses were applied in order to test college students' and patients schema strategies and obsessive compulsive disorder regarding the locus of control.
Quality of life and disability in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. European Psychiatry, 16, 239-245.
At any time, one in six adults suffers a condition such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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