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Clinical Review

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2183 (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2183

Re: Obsessive-compulsive disorder

OCD is a symptom of addiction. As a morbid condition with fixed, rigid convictions, addiction's many obsessions and compulsions preclude cognition and volition. The best way to treat OCD is to cure the underlying addictions.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 April 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA