Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by reoccurring, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It severely impacts daily life and interferes with various aspects of life. Typically, OCD is a co-occurring condition where there are other mental health conditions present at the same time as OCD.

Obsessions: Recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or images that are intrusive and cause significant anxiety or distress.

Obsessions: Common obsessions include fear of contamination, fear of causing harm to oneself or others, unwanted sexual or violent thoughts, and a need for symmetry or exactness.

Compulsions: Repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly.

Compulsions: Common compulsions include excessive cleaning or handwashing, ordering and arranging things in a particular way, repeatedly checking things (e.g., locks, appliances), and counting.