In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a person is troubled by a pattern of intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors.
Although the exact cause of OCD remains a mystery, doctors believe there are changes in the functioning of brain pathways that are involved with judgment, planning and body movements. Environmental influences, such as family relationships or stressful events, have an impact, too.
OCD affects an estimated 2% to 3% of people in the United States. The...Read more
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions, or pervasive and upsetting thoughts, and... Read more »
"A thought connected to OCD is probably more prevalent in my life than any other thought in the course of a day." ... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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