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ob·ses·sive-com·pul·sive disorder

 (əb-sĕs′ĭv-kəm-pŭl′sĭv, ŏb-)
Abbr. OCD A psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of either obsessions (repeated, unwanted, often distressing thoughts), or compulsions (the feeling of being driven to repeatedly perform certain behaviors or mental activities), or both, with the symptoms being severe enough to impair normal functioning.

ob·ses′sive-com·pul′sive adj.

obsessive-compulsive disorder

(Psychiatry) psychiatry an anxiety disorder in which patients are driven to repeat the same act, such as washing their hands, over and over again, usually for many hours. Abbreviation: OCD
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Noun1.obsessive-compulsive disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom

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Objective: To determine the frequency of obsessive compulsive symptoms in patients suffering from depression.
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and comorbidity of subclinical obsessive compulsive disorder (SOCD) symptoms and stress across gender, marital and employment statuses.
The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) was used to assess the severity and subtype of OCD.
Participants were assessed with the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory (EHI) (Oldfield, 1971), the Structural Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (SCID-I) (First, Spitzer, Gibbon, & Wiliams, 1996), the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) (Goodman et al.
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Quality of life in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder: A longitudinal study from India.
Symptom subtypes of obsessive compulsive disorder and their relation to dissociation.
This article is extracted from my thesis under the title of "Effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy in reducing the severity of symptoms, and improvement in functiona of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder".
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Objective: The present study aimed to see the efficacy of Behavior Therapy along with pharmacological treatment (treatment group) in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder with depressive symptoms than pharmacological treatment alone (control group).
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