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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

"Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1989 and 1990 and 2007 and 2010
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