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Updated March 07, 2009

Definition: Cognitions are the thoughts that we have on a daily basis such as “I wonder what the weather is going to be like today?” or “I like the shirt she is wearing.” Although we usually experience thousands of cognitions each day without much notice, if you have OCD, you may experience cognitions that are distressing or disturbing and that seem impossible to control. These types of cognitions are often called obsessions.
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