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Conditions InDepth: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Tourette syndrome —characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics
- Trichotillomania—the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, or other body hair
- Body dysmorphic disorder—imaginary or exaggerated defects in appearance
- Eating disorders—such as bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa
- Hypochondriasis —morbid concern for one's own health, including delusions that one is suffering from a disease or diseases for which no physical basis is evident
- Substance abuse
About OCD. Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation website. Available at: http://www.ocfoundation.org/whatisocd.aspx . Accessed September 8, 2008.
Braunwald E. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml . April 2008. Accessed September 8, 2008.
Stern, TA et al. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry . 1st ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013