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Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Clinical Definition Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health disorder characterized by anxiety-provoking, intrusive and repetitive thoughts, behaviors, or both, performed repeatedly without an individual’s control. Treatments include SSRIs and behavioral therapy, as well as options for treatment-refractory patients. In Our Own Words Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a disorder marked, as the name

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Clinical Definition Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted, and even ceases, repeatedly as a person sleeps, sometimes hundreds of times per single night. The pause in breathing can last 10 seconds or more. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to

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