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Hoarding, hand-washing and obsessive checking: Which of these is not like the others?
People with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder can often shake their family tree and find a relative who has also contended with obsessive thoughts, hoarding, repetitive hand-washing, behavior in which locks and stove burners are checked over and over again or elaborate rituals must be followed for daily life to proceed.
Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
June 6, 2011