There are several conditions that have obsessive-compulsive qualities and are described as Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSD):
The course of OCSD is quite varied. Symptoms may come and go, ease over time, or get worse. If the symptoms become severe, OCSD can keep a person from working or carrying out normal responsibilities at home.
Although the exact cause of OCSD is not fully understood, studies have shown that a combination of biological and environmental factors may be involved.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SPECTRUM DISORDERS