Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Effects of OCD
Some effects of OCD are the fear of being contaminated by shaking hands or by touching objects others have touched, doubts about having locked the door or turned off the stove, thoughts of hurting someone in a traffic accident, intense distress when objects aren't orderly or facing the right way, images of hurting children, impulses to shout obscenities in appropriate situations, counting in a certain patterns, picking at the skin, and washing hands until the skin becomes raw.
OCD & Anxiety Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #29
To be diagnosed with OCD you must go through a physical exam, lab tests, and psychological evaluations.