Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

By:Ismael Esquivel Barrantes

What is it?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is when someone take some feeling farther then they are


Having worry thoughts and feelings and constantly checking

How dose it affect someone?

The brain is block and the brains "alarm system" overreacts and misunderstands some information "false alarms"

Other names or forms

The only other name is OCD

How is it diagnosed?

Psychiatrist ask 3 questions. Do you have worries, thoughts, images, feelings, or ideas that bother or upset or scare you?Do you feel you have to check, repeat, ask, or do things over and over again?Do you feel you have to do things a certain number of times, or in a certain pattern?

How is it treated

You can go to therapy

Other facts

A person that has OCD has different patterns in the brain then someone that does not have OCD