New York Daily News - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Is a Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide, With Causes Not Fully Understood - Katie Charles

 – July 21, 2013  –– 

According to the World Health Organization, obsessive-compulsive disorder ( OCD) is one of the 10 leading causes of disability in the developed world. “OCD is characterized by recurrent disturbing, distressing or intrusive thoughts called obsessions, or ritualized behaviors or mental acts, called compulsions,” said Dorothy Grice, MD, Child Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
-Dr. Dorothy Grice, Professor, Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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