Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders

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OCD or Not OCD, That's The Question

Hello Dr. Schwartz,

First off, thank you for your website. I have been diagnosed as having OCD/Depression. My question is that I have had intrusive revolving thoughts only three times in my life after a stressfull event or depression. And then years go by with no symptoms whatsoever. Can OCD come and go like this and be episodic in nature? Is it common? I am currently on medication as well doing CBT and my psychiatrist says I have a great prognosis since my OCD seems to have such long periods of no symptoms. Im not even sure if it is OCD or just Depression...

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