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    I need to identify three words that distinguishes Obsessive Compulsive disorders (OCD) from any other diagnosis according to the DSM-5 Criteria. Why are each of these three words only relevant to OCD, providing a detailed explanation. Note: the three words identified cannot be used to describe any other diagnosis according to the DSM-5 criteria.

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (D) "is characterized by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or images that are experienced as intrusive and unwanted, whereas compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly" (DSM 5).

    Why are these words only relevant to OCD?

    Three words used to identify Obsessive compulsive disorders from other disorders as defined in the DSM 5 include: (a) obsession, (b) compulsion and (c) neutralize (or prevent).

    (a) Obsession

    Obsession involves "the suppression ...

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    This solution discusses three descriptors that are specific to OCD in DSM 5 classification.

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