What Role Does “Compulsion” Play in OCD?



People have long believed that compulsive behaviors among people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) arise to mitigate the anxiety that stems from their obsessions. But a new study suggests that the compulsions might themselves be a core feature of OCD, caused by a dissociation between belief and action.

All the details in Scientific American here

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in word collage