Definitions for "Obsessive-compulsive disorder"
An anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, such as cleaning, checking, counting, or hoarding. The person becomes trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and behaviors that are senseless and distressing but very hard to stop. OCD can be mild or severe, but if severe and left untreated, can stop a person from being able to function at work, at school, or even in the home.
anxiety disorder; recurrent, time-consuming obsessions and/or compulsions that impair the ability to function and form relationships; compulsive (in that they are very difficult to stop) behaviors are meant to neutralize the obsessive thoughts.
A disorder characterized by recurrent thoughts or behaviors (e.g., excessive hand washing or repeated doubt about having locked a door) that are severe enough to be time consuming or cause significant impairment in social functioning.
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the hallmark of the condition is that the behaviors follow a set of rules created by the patient. The behavior must interfere with normal functioning.