Reference: A significant indicator in being considered OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2016 Jan [cited 2019 May 9].*

  • “Can’t control his or her thoughts or behaviors, even when those thoughts or behaviors are recognized as excessive.
  • Spends at least 1 hour a day on these thoughts or behaviors
  • Doesn’t get pleasure when performing the behaviors or rituals, but may feel brief relief from the anxiety the thoughts cause.
  • Experiences significant problems in their daily life due to these thoughts or behaviors.”

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