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Can obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) be cured?

In most cases, obsessive compulsive-disorder (OCD) is a lifelong disorder. A 40-year follow-up study of patients with OCD admitted to hospitals, and published, found that more than 80% improved but only 20% made a complete recovery. Most of the improvement occurred early in the course of the illness, and about 50% continued to have OCD for more than 30 years, although they often learned to cope with the symptoms.

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