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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