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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Etiology, Treatments

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What is Obsessive Compulsive disorder? What is its etiology? What are some treatments?

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Discusses obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), its etiology, and treatments available.

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OCD is a disease that has both obsessive and compulsive elements.
Obsessions are characterized as unwelcome, intrusive, recurring thoughts that appear irrationally and uncontrollably.
Compulsions are repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that a person feels driven to perform to ward off some calamity. In other words, sometime people with OCD perform rituals to keep their anxiety in tact. For example, a person might wash their hands 5 times and that keeps their anxiety ...

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