OCD Articles

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  • Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder
    The essential feature of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder is recurrent picking at one’s own skin. The most commonly picked sites are the face, arms, and hands, but ...
  • Hoarding Disorder Symptoms
    The main feature of hoarding disorder is a person's irrational, persistent difficulty in discarding or parting with possessions -- regardless of their actual value. ...
  • Trichotillomania Symptoms
    Trichotillomania is primarily characterized by the recurrent pulling out of one's own hair. Hair pulling may occur from any region of the body -- such as your scalp, eyelids or eyebrows. Less common areas where ...
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder Symptoms
    Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a  a preoccupation with a defect in  the person's physical appearance. The defect is either imagined, or, if a slight physical anomaly is present, the individual's concern ...
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment
    Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Summary Introduction Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is one of the most difficult to understand of all psychiatric illnesses. It is a complex and difficult-to-treat condition if not treated correctly by ...
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by having either obsessions or compulsions (though most individuals with the disorder have both) that are time-consuming: Obsessions as defined by exhibiting both (1) and (2): Recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or ...
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