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What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

The main signs of obsessive compulsive disorder are recurring intrusive thoughts and images, known as obsessions, and repetitive behaviors, known as compulsions. Common obsessions for people with OCD include fear of being contaminated by germs and fear of harm coming to themselves or others. To try and relieve anxiety associated with these fears, people with OCD perform certain repeated behaviors, such as repeatedly checking something, or excessive hand washing.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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