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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Receiving Social Security Disability

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric anxiety disorder that is most commonly characterized by an individual’s obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions (tasks or "rituals"). These compulsions attempt to neutralize their obsessions. To be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you must have either obsessions or compulsions alone, or obsessions and compulsions, according to the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. Obsessions are defined by: Compulsions are defined by: In addition to these criteria, at some point during the course of the disorder, you must realize that your obsessions or compulsions are unreasonable or excessive. There are many different effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  Some of these are: You or a loved one may have obsessive-compulsive disorder. It may be the cause of your disability. You or your loved one may need help. You may need financial assistance. You or your loved one may have tried to get financial help by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by obsessive-compulsive disorder. Were you or your loved one denied? If you or your loved one is thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, there is something important that you should know. People who are represented in this procedure by a disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer.