Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CRAVING OCD to remember about the Differential Diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

C: Conduct Disorder (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder)

R: Rumination (Rumination Disorder)

A: Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder)

V: Visual Hallucinations (Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders)

I: Impulsivity (Impulse Control Disorders)

N: Neurological Disorder (Tourette’s Syndrome)

G: Germophobia (Specific Phobia)

O: Obsession with Body Image (Body Dysmorphic Disorder)

C: Compulsive Buying (Compulsive Buying Disorder)

D: Dermatillomania (Excoriation Disorder)

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