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Running in Central Park is my favorite thing to wake up and do. I have my own specific path that I have to run every single time. There's a little bit of OCD involved, but I love it.
Nate Ruess

Meaning of "OCD" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES OCD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

OCD

Obsessive–compulsive disorder

Obsessive–compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry, repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety, or a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning, repeated checking, extreme hoarding, preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts, relationship-related obsessions, aversion to particular numbers and nervous rituals such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational and may become further distressed by this realization. Obsessive–compulsive disorder affects children and adolescents, as well as adults. Roughly one third to one half of adults with OCD report a childhood onset of the disorder, suggesting the continuum of anxiety disorders across the lifespan.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE OCD

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Synonyms and antonyms of OCD in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «OCD» into 25 languages

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The translations of OCD from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «OCD» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

强迫症
1,325 millions of speakers

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OCD
570 millions of speakers

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OCD
510 millions of speakers

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ओसीडी
380 millions of speakers
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الوسواس القهري
280 millions of speakers

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ОКР
278 millions of speakers

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OCD
270 millions of speakers

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একটি OCD
260 millions of speakers

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TOC
220 millions of speakers

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OCD
190 millions of speakers

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OCD
180 millions of speakers

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OCD
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OCD
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OCD
80 millions of speakers

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ஒ.சி.டியின்
75 millions of speakers

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OCD
75 millions of speakers

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70 millions of speakers

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OCD
65 millions of speakers

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OCD
50 millions of speakers

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ОКР
40 millions of speakers

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TOC
30 millions of speakers
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OCD
15 millions of speakers
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OCD
14 millions of speakers
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OCD
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OCD
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about OCD

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7 QUOTES WITH «OCD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word OCD.
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Kristin Hannah
I can be a little OCD when it comes to my writing.
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Chris Hemsworth
I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait.
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Jeffrey Kluger
All behavioral or mood disorders - including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction - have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
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Jeffrey Kluger
People with anxiety disorders such as OCD know that nothing can be more paralyzing than having too many options. Go to a store to buy a sweater, find four that you like and the odds are pretty good you'll stare and stare... and buy nothing at all.
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Howie Mandel
There isn't anybody out there who doesn't have a mental health issue, whether it's depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore - for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help.
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Al Roker
I have one of those Garmin watches, and I'm OCD about downloading my runs no matter where I go. I used it on an 18-mile run in Paris, a 12-miler in the mountains of Montana, a couple of runs in the Bahamas. Wherever I am, I try to run. That's what's so great about it.
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Nate Ruess
Running in Central Park is my favorite thing to wake up and do. I have my own specific path that I have to run every single time. There's a little bit of OCD involved, but I love it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OCD»

Discover the use of OCD in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to OCD and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens ...
Dr. John March's eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn't call the shots--they do. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one.
John S. March, 2006
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The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from ...
This book can help. The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life.
Bruce M. Hyman, Cherlene Pedrick, 2010
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Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive ...
However, you don't need to suffer any more. This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD.
Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Bream Oldfield, Paul M Salkovskis, 2011
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Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life
Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, this engaging workbook offers specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep ...
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, 2009
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Touch and Go Joe: An Adolescent's Experience of OCD
This book is packed with advice and coping strategies, as well as first-hand accounts of available treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.
Joe Wells, 2006
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OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-behavioral ...
This practical manual presents a cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been proven effective in eliminating or alleviating OCD symptoms in children across a broad range of ages and aptitudes.
John S. March (MD.), Karen Mulle, 1998
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Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized ...
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Jonathan Grayson, 2004
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Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family
The book also covers relational topics such as parenting and marriage, self-care, and support networking. Throughout, the book illustrates important points with the real-life stories of families living with OCD.
Karen J. Landsman, Kathleen M. Parrish, Cherlene Pedrick, 2005
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Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
Fourth in this successful series, this book provides individuals who suffer from repetitive, unwanted thoughts, images or impulses with information and skills they can use to reduce their distress over and preoccupation with these thoughts.
Christine Purdon, David A. Clark, 2005
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD
This authoritative book reviews current cognitive-behavioral models of OCD and delineates an innovative, theoretically and empirically grounded approach to assessment and treatment.
David A. Clark, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OCD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term OCD is used in the context of the following news items.
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How having a baby can bring on OCD
People with OCD experience obsessions that are distressing and unwanted; these obsessions may take the form of recurrent thoughts, ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Local Neurosurgeons Use Brain Stimulation for OCD
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – For the first time in the region, local neurosurgeons are using deep brain stimulation to treat patients with obsessive ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Google Updates: Stalk yourself, fix your OCD and fixate on Pixate
It's a small thing but it's a godsend from an OCD point of view. The other big news is the closure next week of Google+ Photos, which is to be ... «Inquirer, Jul 15»
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22nd Annual OCD Conference brings experts, resources to Boston
"OCD is often misunderstood or overlooked, so the OCD Conference is an excellent chance for people to get connected to new and exciting ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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OCD's Real Tragedy: Victims Try Earnestly to Quiet Intrusive Thoughts
What distinguishes real OCD from how it's depicted in pop culture — a characteristic of someone's perfectionist tendencies — is that sufferers respond to stimuli ... «Big Think, Jul 15»
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WeissLaw LLP: Unilens Vision, Inc. Acquisition By Valeant …
"OCD is often misunderstood or overlooked, so the OCD Conference is an excellent chance for people to get connected to new and exciting ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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OCD? Laser surgery could provide relief
The term lobotomy scares up stark images of straitjackets and psych wards and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which may be why, in a ... «CNN, Jul 15»
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OCD stopped model having sex but now she has come out as a …
Model Hitachi Baylou suffered from OCD so severe that she was unable to have any sort of physical relationship and she thought sex would be ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Specialty Treatment for OCD and Anxiety Offered at Rogers …
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Behavioral Health, a leader in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety, ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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These pictures will send your cleaning OCD in to overdrive
Warning: If you are OCD about mess or clutter this is seriously going to mess with you head. This is a collection of rooms that would have Kim ... «Metro, Jul 15»

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