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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (MOCI): The Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) is a self-assessment scale used to assess the type and prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in OCD patients and healthy individuals.
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Development and psychometric evaluation of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale--second edition.
Serotonin transporter promoter gain-of-function genotypes are linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
A brief description of the purpose of the study was given and then students were asked to complete a battery of measures assessing obsessive-compulsive symptoms, depression and anxiety trait and constituted the final sample for test-retest reliability, convergent and divergent validity.
By 20th century, theories of obsessive-compulsive neurosis shifted towards psychological explanation.
A less typical characteristic is the coexistence of ritualistic symptoms with obsessive-compulsive origin and of anorexia elements, which is at the core of the clinical picture exhibited by the patient in question.

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