Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “OBSESS“ to remember about the Clinical Features of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
O – Overwhelming thoughts and urges drive behavior.
B – Behavioral rituals to reduce anxiety.
S – Secret fears fuel compulsions.
E – Excessive time-consuming activities.
S – Specific obsessions trigger compulsive actions.
S – Significant distress if rituals are not performed.