Definition of obsessive–compulsive in English:


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  • 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.
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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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