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What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - A disorder that effects people differently but usually involves a particular pattern of thoughts and behaviours

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What Behavioural Characteristics do OCD Sufferers show?

. Compulsions
. Avoidance
. Rituals
. Isolation

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What Emotional Characteristics do OCD Sufferers show?

. Disgust or Guilt
. Anxiety
. Depression
. Fear

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What Cognitive Characteristics do OCD Sufferers show?

. Obsessive, recurring thoughts
. Excessive Anxiety
. Intrusive Thoughts e.g dark thoughts

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What is a Compulsion?

A behaviour, something you do

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What type of Characteristic is a Compulsion?

Behavioural

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What is an Obsession?

A cognition as in a thought that can be intrusive and reoccurring

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What type of Characteristic is a Compulsion?

Cognitive

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