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Latest revision as of 12:28, 23 May 2020

Diversity and inclusion - neurodiversity.

(OCD).

People with obsessive compulsive disorder usually experience frequent obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.


An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters someone's mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.

A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that a person may feel the need to do so as to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.


For example, someone with an obsessive fear of being burgled may feel the need to check several times that all the windows and doors are locked before being able to leave their house.


See also