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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is diagnosed when there are persistent intrusive thoughts and/or symptoms of irrational ritualistic behavior. A person must exhibit these symptoms for a large period of time over the course of at least two weeks. He or she cannot control or prevent their behavior. Psychiatrist and  psychologists diagnoses OCD using the Obsession The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale test.

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What is OCD?   Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be considered a disorder of brain and behavior involving obsessions (intrusive negative thoughts that won’t go away) and compulsions (the irresistible urge to behave in certain ways, often repeatedly).  OCD is classified as an anxiety disorder.   What Causes OCD?   No one…

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted 5 Ways OCD in Children Affects Everyday… Obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder characterized…

05/21/14

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted 9 Common Obsessions Associated with… It isn’t unusual to check the front door to make sure it is locked…

03/17/14

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted Types of Compulsions - When to See a… You might worry about germs, being careful to wash your hands throughout…

09/30/13

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro, posted Tackling Negative Thinking, Compulsions… In a previous post I looked at the most common treatments for Obsessions…

04/05/13

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