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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions). Individuals with OCD experience distressing thoughts that provoke anxiety, leading them to engage in ritualistic behaviors to alleviate this anxiety. Despite recognizing the irrationality of these actions, individuals find it challenging to resist the urge to perform compulsions. OCD can significantly impact daily functioning and well-being. Treatment often involves a combination of psychotherapy, particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and, in some cases, medication to help manage symptoms.

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