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Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Study Notes

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Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Disorders characterized by a pattern of compulsive or repetitive behaviors that are associated with
significant personal distress or impaired functioning
- Disorders within this category include:
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Hoarding disorder
- Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
- Excoriation (skin picking) disorder
OCD
- A condition involving obsessions (intrusive thoughts) often combined with compulsions
(repetitive behaviors) that can be extensive, time consuming, and distressful
- Obsession - a recurrent, persistent, and unwanted and intrusive, thought, urge or mental
image that cannot be controlled
- Compulsion - a repetitive or ritualistic behavior that the person feels compelled to
perform

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