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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is a serious problem under mental health and the defining features are the obsessions and/or compulsions. According to some estimates over 2 per cent of the population will experience OCD at some time, with average age of onset in mid 20s. It usually has a chronic course and if left untreated the individual may suffer difficulties for decades. Therefore it’s important to identify and provide appropriate therapy.
In OCD the individuals recognize in varying degrees that their obsessions are pointless or excessive. OCD often coexists with other disorders, with over 50 per cent of OCD sufferers reporting another anxiety or mood disorder including depression. It commonly is seen along with specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder.