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up to 99%
80-99% of the general population has intrusive thoughts.
at least 1 in 10
The likelihood of having OCD if one’s parents or siblings have it is 10 to 11%.
up to 3%
2-3% of the general population have OCD on a clinical level.
cognitive behavioral therapy results in a 50-70% reduction of OCD symptoms.
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants) reduce OCD symptoms by 20-40%.
exposure and response prevention results in a 50-60% reduction of OCD symptoms.