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... OCD is characterized by obsessions which are unwanted thoughts, images and impulses that “pop” into a
person’s mind, generate anxiety and lead to compulsions that are actions aimed to reduce the distress
generated by the obsessions.
Hoarding Disorder is characterized by excessively saving items that ...
... presence of delusions, which are unshakable beliefs in something untrue. People with delusional disorder
experience non-bizarre delusions, which involve situations that could occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, deceived, conspired against, or loved from a distance. These delusions ...
Body dysmorphic disorder: some key issues for DSMV - DSM-5
... In DSM-IV, BDD is classified as a separate disorder
in the somatoform section (see Table 1 for diagnostic
criteria). In ICD-10, BDD is classified as a type of
‘‘hypochondriacal disorder,’’ along with hypochondriasis, in the somatoform section. BDD has been
described around the world for more t ...
Olfactory reference syndrome
Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is a mental disorder in which there is a persistent, false belief about and preoccupation with emitting abnormal body odor(s) which are foul and offensive to other individuals. Persons with ORS often misinterpret others' behaviors, e.g. sniffing, touching nose or opening a window, as being referential to a body odor which in reality is non-existent and cannot be detected by other people. This disorder is often accompanied by shame, embarrassment, significant distress, avoidance behavior, social phobia and social isolation. The term olfactory reference syndrome comes from: Olfactory, pertaining to the sense of smell. Reference, because of the belief that the behavior of others is referential to a supposed odor. Syndrome, because it is a recognizable set of features that occur together.↑ ↑ ↑