Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 18th, 1998
High rates of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which has been defined as "a syndrome characterized by intensive and obsessional thoughts, and certain repetitive, excessive, and intentional behaviors intended to neutralize the obsession," have been found in AN sufferers (Rothenburg, A., Psychiatry, 1986;49:45-53; Norman et al., J Pers Disord, 1993;7:1-9; and others).
"Not only are there many psychopathological and behavioral similarities between the eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder,...
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