OCD - Redefined

Requires a medical diagnosis. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life.

People may experience:

  • Behavioral: compulsive behavior, agitation, compulsive hoarding, hypervigilance, impulsivity, meaningless repetition of own words, repetitive movements, ritualistic behavior, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions
  • Mood: anxiety, apprehension, guilt, or panic attack
  • Psychological: depression or fear
  • Also common: food aversion, nightmares, or repeatedly going over thoughts
  • For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice

Sources: Mayo Clinic

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