Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common and debilitating condition. Lifetime prevalence in the U.S. has been found to be 2.5% and OCD is .. Read more considered a top 10 cause of disability by the World Health Organization. This presentation will use didactic training along with a question and answer session to explore what OCD is and what it is not. We will also include the similarities and differences regarding pediatric presentation of OCD and compare it to adults. We will then differentiate OCD from anxiety and discuss when obsessive- compulsive symptoms warrant an actual diagnosis and what falls within the “normal range.” The COVID-19 pandemic will be explored regarding its impact on both the general population and OCD sufferers.
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