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.


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