Obsessive-compulsive Disorder: Simple Anxiety versus Harmful Behaviors

| June 6, 2016

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “unreasonable thoughts or fears (obsessions) that lead [a person] to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions).” OCD can occur to anyone at any stage in life including children as young as six years old. Behaviors may be harmful to a person’s health if proper care isn’t received for serious compulsive habits. However many people have some form of anxiety that occurs throughout the day that isn’t harmful at all. It is important to recognize the difference between behaviors that are harmful and those that are not.

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