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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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The Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised was developed as a short selfadministered measure of obsessions and compulsions in adults (Foa et al.
Higher levels of anxiety, measured as obsessive-compulsive symptoms, levels of trait anxiety, and level of social physique anxiety, will be associated with higher levels of MD symptoms.
Frequency of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Community Sample of Young Adolescents.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with broad impairments in executive function: A meta-analysis.
Serotonin transporter promoter gain-of-function genotypes are linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Clinical correlates of social adjustment in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Psychological dissociation in obsessive-compulsive disorder is associated with anxiety level but not with severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
A review of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
Cognitive behavior therapy in medication non-responders with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A prospective 1-year follow-up study.
The findings imply that obsessive-compulsive symptoms are independent of psychosis and not a result of schizophrenia in a substantial proportion of patients with schizo-obsessive disorder, the investigators suggested.

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