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  • thought
  • An obsessive thought, for example, is to think that your family members might get hurt if they don't put their clothing on in the exact same order every morning. (webmd.com)
  • Furthermore, some subtypes have been associated with improvement in performance on certain tasks such as pattern recognition (washing subtype) and spatial working memory (obsessive thought subtype). (wikipedia.org)
  • With these disorders, it is easy to become completely absorbed in an activity or thought. (nami.org)
  • At first, obsessive-compulsive disorder was thought to be a rare occurrence. (lifescript.com)
  • As a result, the person feels compelled to engage in the drug use, and while using the drugs, the obsessive thought seems to disappear. (michaelshouse.com)
  • habit
  • A compulsive habit, on the other hand, might be to wash your hands 7 times after touching something that might be dirty. (webmd.com)
  • intense
  • Hoarding Disorder - characterized by intense difficulty discarding or parting with personal items, regardless of actual monetary value, because of a belief that they must save them. (healthyplace.com)
  • often
  • OCD is the fourth-most-common mental disorder, and is diagnosed nearly as often as asthma and diabetes mellitus . (princeton.edu)
  • [ 3 ] The phrase "obsessive-compulsive" has become part of the English lexicon, and is often used in an informal or caricatured manner to describe someone who is meticulous, perfectionistic , absorbed in a cause, or otherwise fixated on something or someone. (princeton.edu)
  • Most people associate scrupulosity with religion, and indeed religious scrupulosity is often an issue for some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. (psychcentral.com)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often accompanied by some cognitive distortions, which are basically inaccurate beliefs that usually make us feel badly about ourselves. (psychcentral.com)
  • While OCD can take many forms, and people who have the disorder may differ from one another in significant ways, the disease is often described as having two separate, but distinct, phases. (michaelshouse.com)
  • Diagnostic
  • The diagnostic criteria for OCD from the two main international classification systems, ICD-10 and DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders - IV) are similar. (news-medical.net)
  • Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition: DSM-5. (cdc.gov)