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OCD and Doubt

A young woman, short hair, looking upwards with a look of doubt.

In understanding the nature of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it’s essential to recognize it as more than just an inclination to cleanliness or order. At its core, OCD is characterized by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions) aimed at mitigating anxiety or discomfort. The role of doubt in this disorder cannot be overstated; … Read more

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Is OCD Hereditary?

OCD has a complex etiology, meaning several factors are involved in its development. But one of the most evident patterns is familial aggregation, suggesting that the condition may have a genetic component. So, can OCD be passed down family lines? What is OCD? OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a mental disorder that causes people to … Read more

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Misconceptions About OCD

WHAT IS OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes two main components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwelcome images, urges, thoughts, worries or questions that repetitively appear in your mind. They can result in feelings of anxiousness, even if some people refer to it as mental discomfort instead of anxiety. Most people feel anxious, but not to … Read more

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