Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the Elderly

Obsessive compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD, is a mental disorder that is symptomatic of having persistent and distressing thoughts and rituals. These upsetting compulsions are developed in order to manage the increasing anxiety that these thoughts and rituals create.  OCD can vary from moderate to severe and can impact daily functioning, routine, and relationships. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder may struggle with day-to-day tasks and with changes in their preferred schedule. People with OCD often have anxiety when they do not feel in control of their thoughts and routine. This...

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