Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder may have additional problems. Some of the problems below may be associated with OCD — others may exist in addition to OCD but not be caused by it.
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- Inability to attend work, school or social activities
- Troubled relationships
- Overall poor quality of life
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thoughts and behavior
- Alcohol or other substance abuse
- Contact dermatitis from frequent hand-washing
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