OCD is characterized by distressing, intrusive obsessive thoughts, and/or repetitive compulsive physical or mental acts. The most common obsessive thoughts include contamination, aggression (including homicidal and suicidal ideation), sexual issues, religious concerns, and the need to make things "just right." The average age of onset is 19.5 years. About half of all individuals with OCD have onset of symptoms in childhood or adolescence, and the condition rarely presents in individuals older than 40 years. The overall prevalence of OCD is equal in men and women, although childhood-onset OCD is more common in males. Most patients with OCD actually recognize their thoughts are abnormal but are afraid to actually voice that concern. In other words, they have some insight into the obsessions.
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