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OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - anxiety disorder manifested by either obsessions &/or compulsions that cause significant distress or dysfunction socially or personally. Anxiety is a central feature of OCD, & the repetitive behaviors or mental acts serve to neutralize the distress associated with obsessions. - Obsessions = recurrent thoughts, persistent ideas, images, or impulses that are a significant source of distress or interfere with social or role functioning. - Compulsions = repetitive, purposeful, & intentional behaviors or mental acts performed in response to an obsession, according to certain rules, or in a stereotypical fashion. - The thoughts or behaviors cause distress, are resisted, are not part of a psychosis, & are recognized as senseless. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a chronic condition embodying several traits such as obsessive attention to detail, inflexibility and perfectionism. It is distinguished from OCD by lack of obsessions, compulsions, rituals and anxiety common to OCD. These are enduring personality traits and
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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