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Diagnosis of OCD follows the guidelines of the DSM-IV-TR. To be diagnosed with OCD, a person must have obsessions and compulsions as outlined within the manual.

Obsessions must be recurrent and persistent thoughts; intrusive images; and the images and impulses must be of the types that are outside of the range of normal worries.

A compulsion becomes noteworthy, or clinically significant, when the patient feels compelled to perform the image in response to the obsession.