American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. obsessive-compulsive disorder
- n. medicine, psychology Initialism of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
“One effect of OCD is collecting junk compulsively.”
“OCD is concentration on the wrong thing, that is, distraction.”
“I do still pay retail for some UK hardcovers where I have the other volumes in the series and they are expensive, but OCD is my middle name.”
“My OCD is telling me to write a story for all of them.”
“If you have an passion for orchids or an interest in OCD behavior read, The Orchid Thief, Non-fiction - written by a journalist from the NY Times.”
“I do think that I am not using the word OCD lightly or in jest, but in all seriousness, I just can't take things in any other order.”
“I realize that I check and re-check my watch when I'm worried about being late my kids would say "OCD" -- their new label for anything that makes them twitchy.”
“Sanford needs to step down, seek psychiatric care with a doctor who specializes in OCD.”
“The gift bag had in it a book called "The Vegan Guide to NYC," vegan dog food, the April issue of VegNews magazine, vegan caramels by a company called OCD that's "Obsessive Confection Disorder", macadamia nut butter and a dark-chocolate cow.”
“Another factor in OCD, which is now being considered and is leading to new kinds of imaging-guided surgical treatments, is the presence of a distinctive, overactive neurological circuitry that contributes to heightened anxiety.”
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