Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that causes a constant stream of uncertainty, doubt, or fear in a person's mind.


  • always thinking upsetting or scary thoughts
  • debating whether something is harmful, dangerous, wrong, or dirty
  • uncertainty, doubt, or fear
  • strong urge to do certain things repeatedly (rituals/compulsions)

How does obsessive-compulsive disorder affect someone?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can stress someone out or take up hours of their day by doing rituals or compulsions.

What are other names for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is also known by its acronym, OCD.
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How is OCD diagnosed?

OCD is diagnosed by therapists and psychologists.

How is OCD treated?

Therapy can treat and reduce OCD, but there is no known cure for it.

Interesting Fact

3 out of every 100 people have OCD.