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11 Jul 2005

OCD & Smoking
Hi Doc,

I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have a fear of contamination. Does smoking have any effect on this condition, as I have seen some major improvement since I stopped smoking for over a week now?

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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

DES, smoking may make anxiety and OCD worse. Sometimes there is an increase in the first few days after quitting, but usually there is an improvement in the long run. Good luck.
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