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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis
  • OCD

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by recurrent habitual obsessive or compulsive thoughts or actions. These obsessions and compulsions may become very distressing and time-consuming. In severe cases, they can significantly interfere with a person's normal routine, occupational functioning, usual social activities or relationships with others.

Resources

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361
Tel: (718)224-2999
Fax: (718)279-9596
Tel: (888)486-8738
Email: ts@tsa-usa.org
Internet: http://www.tsa-usa.org

International OCD Foundation
PO Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196
Tel: (617)973-5801
Fax: (617)973-5803
Email: info@ocfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.ocfoundation.org

Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
USA
Tel: (703)684-7722
Fax: (703)684-5968
Tel: (800)969-6642
TDD: (800)433-5959
Email: infoctr@mentalhealthamerica.net
Internet: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
Health Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301)443-4513
Fax: (301)443-4279
Tel: (866)615-6464
TDD: (301)443-8431
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous
P.O. Box 215
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Tel: (516)739-0662

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

For a Complete Report

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The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

Last Updated:  4/6/2008
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