Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex anxiety disorder recognised by both DSM-IV and ICD-10, the criteria for which are quite complex. OCD can include a variety of distressing rituals, fears, repetitive and intrusive thoughts and compulsive actions.

Obsessional behaviour around food and/or dieting may present 'eating disorder' like symptoms and it is also thought by some that OCD and eating disorders 'may' be related in some way. It is not uncommon for someone to suffer with both.



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