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Abstract

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a long-lasting disorder characterized by cyclic feelings and compulsive behaviors which lead to momentary relief. One of the recognized feature in obsessive-compulsive disorder is sexual obsessions. Compulsive sexual behavior has not yet received wide consideration from researchers and clinicians. Till date, there have been dearth of formal studies of sexual behavior in OCD. In spite of the scarcity of research, many patients with sexual obsession do present for the treatment and mental health professionals in any setting are likely to come across patients with this disorder. The present study aims to affirm that sexual obsessions are prevalent clinical features in OCD that arise sex based symptoms. For that purpose, the data was composed from 11 patients, in which the symptoms were existent for more than 1 year. The data was collected in the form of history taking Structured Clinical Interview, that has been a part of case study method. It was found that the patients display an obsession with the sexual acts and feel discomfort if unable to control their urges which later affect their personal and social functioning. So this paper will focus and summarize sexual behavior in OCD with the help of case studies.

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder Sexual obsession Case study

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Shabnam, & Neelam Mishra. (2020). Sexual obsession compulsive disorder: 11 case studies. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 5907-5911. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3248