Symptoms & Diagnosis of OCD

There are some common obsessions and symptoms associated with OCD including fear of germs, hand washing, constantly checking things, worry and calling in to check on family and other symptoms. Some have obsessive thoughts without compulsions. Learn the difference between normal behaviors, and obsessive behavior, and how OCD is medically diagnosed, and what's the difference between OCD and OCPD.

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