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1

What is OCD?

An anxiety disorder where people experience persistent and intrusive thoughts and compulsions.

2

What % of the population have OCD?

2%

3

What are obsessions?

What the sufferer thinks about

4

What are compulsions?

What the sufferer does as a result of the obsessions

5

Behavioural characteristics for OCD -

Hinder everyday functioning
social impairment
repetitive behaviours

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Emotional characteristics for OCD -

Extreme anxiety
Distress

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Cognitive characteristics for OCD -

Recurrent and persistent thoughts
Recognised as self generated
Attentional bias
Uncontrollable urges