obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd) is a mental health condition that involves persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive actions (compulsions) that cause distress or interfere with daily functioning. People with ocd may have obsessions about things like contamination, harm, order, or morality. They may perform compulsions such as washing, checking, counting, or praying to reduce their anxiety or prevent something bad from happening. ocd can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. It can be treated with medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

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