Asked by Dipen Patel on Feb 29, 2024



A(n) ________ is a persistent, unwanted thought.

A) obsession
B) compulsion
C) delusion
D) hallucination


An intrusive and persistent thought, idea, or image that causes significant anxiety or distress.


A strong, usually irresistible impulse to perform an act, especially one that is irrational or contrary to one's will.


A false belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary.

  • Note the symptoms and aspects of specific anxiety disorders and their unique differentiation.

Verified Answer

rahul srisrimal

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Obsessions are persistent, unwanted, and intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that cause distress and anxiety. Compulsions, on the other hand, are repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed in response to an obsession, often in an attempt to neutralize the anxiety caused by the obsession. Delusions and hallucinations are both types of psychotic symptoms, but they are not necessarily related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).