Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whitney Bui David Tran. Real Life Stories.
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Jesse, 10, cleans his teeth so frequently that he uses a box of toothpicks each week and his gums bleed profusely. Each day he uses a half box of Q-tips to clean his ears and a roll of toilet paper when he goes to the toilet. When he does his homework, Jesse can spend an hour on the same page, erasing and rewriting words because he's sure he didn't get them right.
It is characterized by distressing intrusive obsessive thoughts and/or repetitive compulsive actions (which may be physical or mental acts) that are clinically significant.
perform compulsive rituals (frequently performed tasks to get rid of obsessive thoughts)