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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. By: Katie Mattie. What is OCD?. People with OCD feel the need to check things repeatedly, or have certain thoughts, perform routines and rituals over and over. The frequent upset thoughts are called obsessions.

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What is ocd
What is OCD?

  • People with OCD feel the need to check things repeatedly, or have certain thoughts, perform routines and rituals over and over.

  • The frequent upset thoughts are called obsessions.

  • To try to control them, a person will feel an overwhelming urge to repeat certain rituals, or behaviors called compulsions.

  • People with OCD cannot control these obsessions and compulsions.

  • For many people, OCD begins during childhood or teen years.

  • Most people are diagnosed by about age 19.

  • Symptoms of OCD may come and go and be better or worse at different times.


Signs and symptoms of ocd
Signs and Symptoms of OCD

  • Repeated thoughts or images about many different things, such as fear of germs, dirt, or intruders, acts of violence, hurting loved ones, sexual acts, conflicts with religious beliefs, or being overly tidy.

  • Perform same rituals over and over, such as washing hands, locking and unlocking doors, counting, keeping unneeded items, or repeating the same steps again and again.

  • Can’t control the unwanted behaviors or thoughts.

  • Don’t get the pleasure when performing the behaviors or rituals, but get brief relief from the anxiety the thoughts cause.

  • Spend at least 1 hour a day on the thoughts and rituals, which cause distress and get in the way of daily life.



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