Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health condition that has been affecting the lives of many people including children and celebrities like Charlize Theron.
Patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are more likely to suffer schizophrenia and other schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
A new study identified a genetic marker linked to obsessive compulsive disorder.
Questionnaires used to diagnose obsessive-compulsive disorder may also help identify the risk of anxiety and depression.
Researchers report that a type of psychosurgery could be effective in treating people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder.
New mothers are familiar with the nagging fears after bringing home their bundle of joy from the hospital.
Seeing people bite their nails is not an uncommon sight. People bite their nails in excitement, fear, nervousness, or most of the times, for no reason at all. As benign as it may seem, an attempt to quit an addiction to nail biting can be even harder than quitting cigarettes. While biting nails is not painful to the person, if overdone, it can cause bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days or even cause an infection. The news may upset a few habitual nail biters, but apparently, medical experts are now planning to change its classification from a mere habit to a full-fledged obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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