- An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions that may interfere with the individual's daily functioning or serve as a source of distress.
Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.