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What does OCD stand for?

OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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The topics include the relationship of body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders to obsessive-compulsive disorder, symptoms dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder and implications for DSM-V, genetics, neurological considerations in autism and Parkinson's Disease, cross-species models, and cross-national and ethnic issues.
In a randomized trial of 218 obsessive-compulsive disorder patients (aged 15-80 years), 69 patients received 10 weeks of clinician-guided therapy 74 received 10 weeks of computer-guided therapy, and 75 used self-relaxation therapy for 10 weeks (J.
Current and lifetime obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) of 38 female bulimia patients (mean age 28 years) were assessed using a structured clinical interview Obsessive-compulsive symptoms--including aggression, contamination, washing, checking, and ordering--occurred in 26% of the patients, while 11% met the diagnostic criteria for comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorders (Compr.
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer intensely from recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control.
While the symptoms of what psychiatrists call obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) disrupt daily life with dramatic bluntness, the long-term outlook for sufferers of this condition remains poorly understood.