Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

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what is OCD

OCD is a type of anxiety disorder in which a people become pre occupied with whether something could be harmful dangerous wrong or dirty.

Signs or symptoms

  • Urges to do something repetitively:
  • thoughts
  • images
  • feelings
  • have to things a certain amount of times

Other names or forms

  • OCD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

How is it diagnosed

  • Not a persons fault
  • Not caused by parents genes
  • Worries
  • Feeling the need to check something constantly
  • Have to do something a certain number of times

How is it treated


  • Cognitive-Behavior-Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure & Ritual Prevention (ERP)

Interesting fact

Having OCD doesn't mean somone are crazy

How does it effect somebody?

  • extremely distressing
  • rituals can take up to hours of a persons day