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OCD stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder. The condition describes a pattern of overwhelming thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors. These activities turn into obsessions that can interfere with daily activities as well as overall health and wellbeing. Individual people with OCD tend to focus on specific themes, such as contamination by germs or fear of losing things.

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1. Obsession Symptoms

A person with obsessive-compulsive disorder carries out his or her repetitive symptoms in a particular manner. Obsessions may include persistent and unwanted thoughts, urges, or images. These thoughts are intrusive and cause distress or anxiety. People with it might try to get rid of the obsession by performing a compulsive behavior or ritual. An obsession focuses on the thought whereas compulsion refers to the action.

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