Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Gianna M

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD is an aniexty disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (Possibly Inherited from Family)

Signs and Symptoms of OCD


  • Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others.
  • Fear of causing harm to yourself or others.
  • Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images.
  • Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas.
  • Fear of losing or not having things you might need.
  • Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up “just right.”
  • Superstitions; excessive attention to something considered lucky or unlucky.

Signs and Symptoms of OCD


  • Excessive double-checking of things, such as locks, appliances, and switches.
  • Repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe.
  • Counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety.
  • Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning.
  • Ordering or arranging things “just so.”
  • Praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear.
  • Accumulating “junk” such as old newspapers or empty food containers.

How does OCD effect someone?

They feel anxiety, fear, uncertainty, or worry at times but these reactions help to protect themselves, stay safe, and solve problems.

Other Names


How is OCD diagnosed?

Psychologists or a psychiatrist asks questions about obsessions and compulsions to the patient.


How is OCD treated?

Through Response and exposure prevention and or medication.The strongest method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy also know as CBT. Going to see a therapist and talk to them about your obsession and compulsions.

Fun Fact

1/3 of all adults develop OCD in their childhood