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Can stress make OCD worse?

Stress and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often go hand in hand. In this WisePatient video, psychatrist Wayne Goodman, MD, of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains how stress may exacerbate OCD symptoms.

 

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