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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Definition

Definition

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. The person suffers from unwanted repetitive thoughts and behaviors. These obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are very difficult to overcome. If severe and untreated, OCD can destroy the ability to function at work, school, or home.

Frontal Lobe

Frontal lobe
This part of the brain is believed to be the area of impulse control.
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