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Are You Really OCD?

Are You Really OCD?

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What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder that consists of persistent and intrusive thoughts, ideas, or urges (obsessions) which may include repetitive behaviors or mental acts aimed at preventing or reducing anxiety or distress (compulsions).

In the past, OCD was considered ...

OCD is primarily characterized by obsessions or compulsions, or both.

Obsessions and compulsions are "technically" both a part of our daily cognitive repertoire and can include intrusive thoughts that spontaneously pop into people's minds or the repetitive behaviors that are driven by ...

OCPD marks the extreme of a conscientious personality style, which consists of the following traits: hard work, always doing the right thing, completing things the right way, perfectionism, perseverance, orderliness, prudence, and accumulation of things for future use.

All these traits may...

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