ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Complications that obsessive-compulsive disorder may cause or be associated with include:
- Suicidal thoughts and behavior
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Other anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Contact dermatitis from frequent hand washing
- Inability to attend work or school
- Troubled relationships
- Overall poor quality of life
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