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Persistent/recurrent impulses and thoughts are inappropriate and intrusive and lead to severe anxiety.
The thoughts and impulses are beyond real-life concerns and worries.
The patient attempts to suppress or dispense with the thoughts by creation of another thought or neutralizing action.
The patient understands that the intrusive thoughts are generated in his/her own mind.
Repetitious behaviors or actions are performed secondary to an obsession. The act follows a scripted course without deviation.
The behaviors and actions are performed as an avenue to prevent anxiety or to preempt a perceived future untoward event.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder usually develops in adolescence or early adulthood; 75% of cases have onset before age 30 . Originally considered...
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