Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD is a disorder that involves obsessions and compulsions that interfere with day-to- day activities and causes distress. Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, impulses or images. Some common obsessions are: germs or contamination, harm to self or others, unwanted sexual thoughts, and obsessions with religious themes. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or thoughts that a person uses in an attempt to relieve their anxiety or discomfort. Some common compulsions are: hand washing, checking, seeking reassurance, repeating activities or body movements and mental rituals such as counting. People with this condition may experience social & academic impairments and family function is often impacted.
To learn more about OCD and treatment for OCD, please visit the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation's website by clicking here.