Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
and Scrupulosity in Adults
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder that is characterized by the presence of obsessions (intrusive, distressing, and repetitive thoughts, images, or impulses) and compulsions (behaviors or thoughts that are aimed at reducing the distress of an obsession). Common obsessions in OCD include: intrusive thoughts of harming someone, contamination fears, and needing things to be “just so.” Common compulsions in OCD include: repetitively washing, counting, hoarding useless objects, and ritualized prayers.
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