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  • Their Obsessive Thoughts And Behaviors
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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD causes people to suffer in silence and secrecy and can destroy relationships and the ability to work. It may bring on shame, ridicule, anger, and intolerance from friends and family. Although it has been reported in children, it strikes most often during adolescence or young adult years. The illness can affect people in any income bracket, of any race, gender, or ethnic group and in any occupation. If people recognize the symptoms and seek treatme...
  • Thoughts And Behaviors A Person With Ocd
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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder And Its Effect On Life Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, involves anxious thoughts or rituals one feels and can't control... For many years, OCD was thought to be rare. The actual number of people with OCD was hidden, because people would hide their problem to avoid embarrassment. Some recent studies show that as many as 3 million Americans ages 18 to 54 may have OCD at any one time. This is about 2.3% of the people in this age group. It strikes men and women i...
  • Biological Explanation For Some Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors 'Compulsive' and 'obsessive' have become everyday words. 'I'm compulsive' is how some people describe their need for neatness, punctuality, and shoes lined up in the closets. 'He's so compulsive is shorthand for calling someone uptight, controlling, and not much fun. 'She's obsessed with him' is away of saying your friend is hopelessly lovesick. That is not how these words are used to describe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD, a strange and fascinating sickness...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    I know my hands are clean. I know that I have touched nothing dangerous. But I doubt my perception. Soon, if I do not wash, a mind numbing, searing anxiety will cripple me. A feeling of stickiness will begin to spread from the point of contamination and I will be lost in a place I do not want to go. So I wash until the feeling is gone, until the anxiety subsides. Then I feel defeated. So I do less and less, my world becomes smaller and smaller and more lonely by the day (Healthy Place: OCD Commu...
  • Adults With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    OCD; battling the disease It was 9: 30 a. m., and Nancy, a 36-year-old attorney, had arrived late for work again. Nancy knew she needed to catch up on her legal assignments, but a familiar worry nagged at her. No matter how hard she tried, Nancy could not dislodge the thought that she had left a pot burning on the stove. The image of her home engulfed in flames was so vivid she could almost smell the smoke. Nancy tried to shut the thought out of her mind, reassuring herself that she had turned t...

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