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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common, long-lasting mental health condition causing a person to experience uncontrollable obsessions (recurring thoughts or images) and the urge or compulsion to respond to an obsession in a specific way.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder greatly affects an individual’s quality of life and ability to maintain routine daily tasks without being interrupted by the urge to behave (sometimes ritualistically) in response to an obsessive thought.

OCD is a mental health condition that does not discriminate against age, gender, race, or ethnicity.

Signs & Symptoms of OCD

An individual suffering from OCD may have compulsions, obsessions, or both that interfere with school, work, or maintaining healthy relationships.

For a person to be diagnosed and get treatment for OCD, they must first complete an OCD assessment and meet certain requirements including spending at least one hour per day obsessing over uncontrollable thoughts or behaviors.

Examples of obsessive symptoms of OCD may include:

  • An uncontrollable fear of contamination or germs
  • Extreme thoughts about themselves or others
  • Need for order, symmetry or perfection
  • Need for constant reassurance

Examples of compulsive symptoms of OCD may include:

  • Compulsively checking to ensure a door is locked or a light is turned off
  • Constantly washing or cleaning
  • Counting in certain patterns or saying words or prayers while performing certain tasks
  • Need to arrange things in a specific order
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What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of thoughts and fears that lead to compulsions (repetitive behaviors).

What causes OCD?

OCD can be caused by your physiology and brain chemistry, genetics or it can be a learned behavior.

Can OCD be cured?

Some people can be cured of their OCD, while others learn to manage OCD symptoms through treatments such as medication and therapy.

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of OCD, book an appointment today to get the right OCD medication for you.