OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER: a disorder in which a person has recurrent and unwanted thoughts, a need to perform repetitive and rigid actions or both.
Diagnosis requires that:
- Obsessions/compulsions are recurrent
- The person recognises that their obsessions/compulsions are excessive and unreasonable
- The persons life is effected, impaired or the person is distressed
There is a difference between the obsession and compulsions related to…