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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD, you have frequent, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. To try to control the thoughts, you feel an overwhelming urge to repeat certain rituals or behaviors. These are called compulsions.

Examples of obsessions are a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt. Compulsions include washing your hands, counting, checking on things, or cleaning. With OCD, the thoughts and rituals cause distress and get in the way of your daily life.

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  1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD, you have frequent, upsetting thoughts ...
  2. Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)  
    ... Women Older Adults Military & Military Families Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) If you suspect that you might suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, answer the questions below, ...
  3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Nemours Foundation)  
    What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Everyone feels anxiety, fear, uncertainty, or worry at some time. These normal emotions and reactions help people protect ...
  4. Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Postpartum Support International)  
    ... simply adjusting to life with a baby. Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed of ...
  5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Overview What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an illness that causes people to have unwanted thoughts (obsessions) ...
  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
  8. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder among Adults From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
  9. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations ( ...
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