OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is perhaps one of the most widely known mental health issues.  Until recently, the American Psychiatric Association classified OCD as an anxiety disorder.  In the latest addition of the DSM-V, the APA separated OCD from the other anxiety.  However, the characteristics of OCD are very similar to those of anxiety disorders.  About 1 – 2% or 2.2 million of adult Americans will experience OCD at some point in his or her life. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is characterized by the need to check things repeatedly, or have certain thoughts or perform routines and rituals over and over again.  The thoughts and rituals


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