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Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology, p. 691-693. Springer, 2010.
Once thought to be rare, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is currently recognized as the fourth most common psychiatric disorder among adults, following only phobias, substance abuse and major depression. It has been estimated that 1 in 50 adults in the United States currently has OCD.
Covers epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.