Alternate Names : OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
What can be done to prevent the condition?
There is no known way to prevent OCD.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
OCD is considered a chronic disorder. The course of the disorder is variable. Symptoms may come and go, ease over time, or grow progressively worse. Treatment should help the person learn to recognize symptoms before they become severe. If symptoms worsen, the individual may need to resume therapy or medicines.
What are the risks to others?
OCD is not contagious. It does tend to run in families.