The obsessive-compulsive spectrum is an important concept referring to a number of disorders drawn from several diagnostic categories that share core obsessive-co…
So often misunderstood by the public and misportrayed by media, OCSD is a frequently debilitating and life shattering condition with many expressions.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions and compulsions, but it has become clear that there are a significant number of other disorders that have core obsessive and compulsive features. Disorders that include such features cross several diagnostic categories and can be grouped according to the focus of the symptoms: bodily preoccupation, impulse control, or neurological disorders...Individuals with these disorders exhibit repetitive behaviors because they have a defect in the mechanism that enables them to inhibit acting.
Obsessive-compulsive disorders include:
Category Representative disorders
Bodily preoccupation Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)