Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): An Insight

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5-TR. OCD is estimated to affect about 3% of Australians in their lifetime - that’s more than 500,000 people.

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The primary features of OCD are the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These obsessions and compulsions will be time-consuming, sometimes taking up more than an hour a day. They cause significant distress and either social or occupational impairment or hinder another important area of functionality.


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Kim Kello
11 Oct 2021
This is a great overview - it is a shame that it takes a little longer than documented. The time also doesn't include pod cast. But overall great overview.
Neil Graham
28 Nov 2022
Interesting and informative
Beverley Hewitt
27 Nov 2022
Good resource
Carolyn Daly
19 Dec 2022
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Susan Robertson
19 Dec 2022
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Very informative. Was able to clarify the difference between OCD and OCPD, which I was not aware of prior to this learning module
Leigh Gleeson
11 Mar 2022
Good summary witt links to more information. The podcast attached is phenomenal and whilst an hour plus long I strongly recommend listening to it.
narelle windle
09 Dec 2020
interesting article with good references
25 Dec 2022
Registered Nurse
Good resource
Ashley Thornell
26 Nov 2022
Great learning
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