Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is OCD?

OCD is a disorder of the brain and behavior. OCD causes severe anxiety in those affected. OCD involves both obsession and compulsions that take a lot of time and get in the way of important activities the person may value.

Different Types

Washers- afraid of contamination

Checkers- repeatedly check things (oven, doors locked, etc..)

Doubters or Sinners- thinks that if something isn't perfect, then something terrible will happen to them

Counters or Arrangers- obsessed with order and symmetry. May have superstition about certain numbers, colors, or arrangements.

Hoarders- fear that something bad will happen if they throw anything away.