an anxiety disorder marked by repetitive obsessions, compulsions, or both which are time-consuming, inflict substantial distress, or impede the person's performance. The obsessions and compulsions are considered to be extreme or unacceptable.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD): "Jake was diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in 1989 and has struggled with treating it and breaking his obsessive habits ever since."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/ (accessed September 27, 2020).