"Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that is characterized by obsessive thoughts and behaviors, as well as compulsions that interfere with someone"s daily life. It is a serious disorder that affects around 2.3% of people in the course of their lifetime. While it affects people of all ages, beginning in childhood, it is often first recognized and diagnosed in late adolescents and early adulthood years. Symptoms of OCD can begin in early childhood, but often go misdiagnosed, overlooked and untreated until later. While OCD is serious and extremely difficult, it is treatable. There is a remarkably high success rate in the treatments available for OCD, and it is absolutely possible to live a high-functioning life with OCD. With the proper course of treatment, your symptoms of OCD can be managed and even resolved."
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