Any Information about the History of OCD?

Q:
Can you give me some information about the history of OCD?

A:
Early in the 7th century, Saint John Climacus recorded an instance of a young monk who was troubled by the intrusive thoughts of his religious belief.

Many historic writers might also have the illness. John Bunyan, the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Samuel Johnson both displayed some symptoms of OCD.

In the early 1910s, Sigmund Freud put forward some theories on obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

In the mid 1980s, doctors discovered more about obsessive-compulsive disorder and they started to treat the disease with therapies and medications instead of psychoanalysis.

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