Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis
  • OCD

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by recurrent habitual obsessive or compulsive thoughts or actions. These obsessions and compulsions may become very distressing and time-consuming. In severe cases, they can significantly interfere with a person's normal routine, occupational functioning, usual social activities or relationships with others.

Resources

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Suite 205
Bayside, NY 11361-2820
Tel: (718)224-2999
Fax: (718)279-9596
Tel: (888)486-8738
Email: ts@tsa-usa.org
Internet: http://www.tsa-usa.org

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 9573
New Haven, CT 06535
Tel: (203)401-2070
Fax: (203)401-2076
Email: info@ocfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.ocfoundation.org

National Mental Health Association
2000 North Beauregard Street
6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
USA
Tel: (703)684-7722
Fax: (703)684-5968
Tel: (800)969-6642
TDD: (800)433-5959
Email: infoctr@nmha.org
Internet: http://www.nmha.org

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Rm 8184, MSC 9663
Rockville, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301)443-4513
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
P.O. Box 215
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Tel: (516)739-0662

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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For a Complete Report

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