Obsessions Versus Compulsions

Obsessions Versus Compulsions

The disturbing thoughts or images are called obsessions, and the rituals that are performed to try to prevent or get rid of them are called compulsions. There is no pleasure in carrying out the rituals you are drawn to, only temporary relief from the anxiety that grows when you don't perform them.
 
(Click Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder for more information on the condition, including treatment options.) 
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