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Ms. Deepika V, Ms. Prabavathy S
Keywords : Obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessions, rituals, cognitive behavior therapy, medical management
Citation Information : V MD, S MP. Case Report on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 2018; 11 (3):24-29.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2012
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called “rituals”), or have certain thoughts repeatedly (called “obsessions”). Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 2 to 3 percent and is estimated to be the 10th leading cause of disability in the world. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) was once thought to be extremely rare, but recent epidemiological studies have shown it to be the fourth most common psychiatric disorder (after substance abuse, specific phobias, and major depression). OCD is often a chronic disorder that produces significant morbidity when not properly diagnosed and treated. The mainstay of treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy and medication management.