Quality of Life in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Impact of the Disorder and of Treatment

@article{Subramaniam2013QualityOL,
  title={Quality of Life in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Impact of the Disorder and of Treatment},
  author={Mythily Subramaniam and Pauline Soh and Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar and Louisa Picco and Siow Ann Chong},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={367-383}
}
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic debilitating anxiety disorder characterized by two distinct phenomena: obsessions which are recurrent, intrusive thoughts, images or impulses, and/or compulsions which are repetitive covert or overt actions that are carried out to decrease anxiety. OCD commonly affects young adults, is associated with other comorbid mental illnesses and often has a large treatment gap (the proportion of individuals who have OCD and require care but do not receive… 
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