Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
Introduction to Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
What is an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders are a group of similar psychiatric disorders characterized by repetitive thoughts, distressing emotions, and compulsive behaviors. The specific types of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors vary according to each disorder.
Some examples of these disorders include:
1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
2. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
3. Hoarding disorder.
4. Hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania).
5. Skin-picking disorder (excoriation).