Those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) experience anxiety and obsessive thoughts often accompanied by compulsive behaviors or rituals. Some common types of OCD include hoarding, washing, checking and many other variants. Those with the disorder are literally obsessed with these thoughts and rituals and it can severely impair their day to day living. OCD is one of the most common mental disorders, with as many as 1 in 50 adults suffering from OCD in the U.S. Those suffering from the disorder may only have obsessive thoughts, without compulsions, or only compulsions, without the obsessive thoughts.
Learn more about the causes of obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), treatment methods and how those with OCD can live with and manage their symptoms. Whether you want to check your symptoms, find support and resources, or help a loved one manage their OCD find the Health Guide Info article, info or insight to help.