What are new DSM- 5 diagnoses in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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DSM-5 includes 2 new diagnoses in OCD: excoriation (skin-picking) disorder and hoarding disorder. Excoriation disorder is characterized by repetitive and compulsive picking of skin, resulting in tissue damage. Hoarding is a disorder in which sufferers have persistent difficulty discarding possessions regardless of their value. [14, 15]


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