Definition of obsessive–compulsive in English:

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obsessive–compulsive

adjective

Psychiatry
Denoting or relating to an anxiety disorder in which a person feels compelled to perform certain stereotyped actions repeatedly to alleviate persistent fears or intrusive thoughts, typically resulting in severe disruption of daily life: medications known to be effective in treating obsessive-compulsive disorders levels of obsessive-compulsive behaviour
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  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition that affects 2% of the population.
  • For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsession creates a maze of persistent, unwanted thoughts.
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder most often occurs in men.

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