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How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting people with OCD?

The pandemic has increased anxiety and stress in the general population, but when it comes to people with mental illnesses such as obsessive compulsive disorder, this stress can considerably worsen their symptoms. Due to the characteristics of the pandemic and the recommended disinfection measures, those with contamination OCD may be more likely to obsess about cleanliness and decontamination, both of themselves and the place where they live.

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