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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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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is estimated to affect one in every 100 children. It is a neurobiological anxiety disorder characterized by "a pattern of intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviors." [A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia] This week, we'll focus on OCD in children, how symptoms manifest and what parents can do to help…

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro, posted OCD, Men, Anxiety and Depression There is a significant relationship between obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and…

08/08/14

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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 and Compulsions… 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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