Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
People with OCD have obsessions and compulsions that interfere with day-to-day life and cause 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 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.
To learn more about OCD and treatment for OCD, please visit the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation's website by clicking here.