Recent Examples of obsessive-compulsive disorder from the Web
Camila Cabello is getting real about her struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Part of the issue is lack of awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
For most Americans who seek treatment for issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, navigating the way to mental health care is a challenging endeavor.
Both diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, the twin sisters would shower for hours each day.
Two sisters with obsessive-compulsive disorder died in an apparent suicide pact.
The main character in John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down is a 16-year-old girl struggling to cope with severe anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
There are also references to Cruz having obsessive-compulsive disorder, episodic mood disorder, oppositional defiance disorder and a history of aggression.
The action consists mainly of their therapy sessions, and their problems are the usual ones, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorder and depression that ranges in intensity from serious to suicidal.
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medical Definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic illness characterized by recurrent intrusive and disabling thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive stereotypical behavior (compulsions) that a person feels driven to perform.
- —Robert Michels and Peter M. Marzuk, The New England Journal of Medicine, 26 Aug. 1993
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