Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by unwanted, disturbing thoughts that cause overwhelming anxiety (obsessions) and repetitive, ritualized behaviors performed to relieve the anxiety (compulsions). It is equally prevalent among girls and boys.
Washing, checking, ordering rituals
Disturbing, unwanted thoughts
OCD can occur as early as age 6 years.
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