Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors. People with OCD may have an excessive need for symmetry, order, or cleanliness.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, impacting daily functioning. Treatment options include medications, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP). If untreated, OCD can impair quality of life, cause distress and anxiety, and interfere with relationships and work.

  • Recurrent, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts (obsessions)
  • Repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions)
  • Excessive need for symmetry, order, or cleanliness
  • Symptoms can range from mild to severe, significantly impacting daily functioning
Treatment options:
  • Medications
  • Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP)
Duration of treatment:
  • Treatment duration varies depending on individual needs
Complications if untreated:
  • Impaired quality of life
  • High levels of distress and anxiety
  • Interference with relationships, work, and social activities

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