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Evidence to Improve Care

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Care in All Settings


The following quality standard addresses care for people with obsessive–compulsive disorder.

It applies to care for people in all settings but focuses on primary and community care. This quality standard focuses on care for adults (age 18 years and older), but it includes content that is relevant for children and adolescents (under age 18 years). It does not address care for some disorders that are related to obsessive–compulsive disorder (e.g., body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, excoriation disorder, or trichotillomania), because these are separate disorders that require different treatment.

For information about anxiety disorders, please see Anxiety Disorders: Care in All Settings, which was developed concurrently with this quality standard.

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