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When someone is experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder obsessions are _____ and compulsions are _____

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Obsessions are recurrent, intrusive, anxiety-provoking thoughts, and compulsions are compensatory, ritualistic behaviors which are done to reduce the anxiety from the obsessions. The following video explains the negative cycle of OCD:

answered Dec 6, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
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