Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Did you know the average age of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) onset is 19 years old?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand-washing, counting or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

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Francis Lee, M.D., Ph.D. and Sergey Shmelkov, M.D.
Drs. Shmelkov and Lee
November 01, 2010
NARSAD investigators have discovered a gene that may be central in the development of symptoms in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. Symptoms include...


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