Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Safaa, Omar Abbas ; Heba, Farag Zainoba (2015-10-24)

(OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcomed obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges. The illness affects as many as 12 in every 1000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender or social or cultural background. In fact, it can be so debilitating and disabling that (WHO) has actually ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling illnesses of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.


Obsesse compulsive disorder (OCD), one of the anxiety disorders, is a potentially disabling condivition that can persist throughout a person's life. The individual who suffers from OCD becomes trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and fears (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that are senseless and distressing but extremely difficult to overcome. OCD occurs in a spectrum from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even in the home......

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