Common Myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts known as “obsessions” and/or behaviors that he/she feels the urge to repeat over and over, known as “compulsions.” These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life …

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Understanding OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is defined by repetitive behaviors involved in reducing anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, or both. Day-to-day functioning can be difficult for someone with OCD since the symptoms of this disorder can be life-encompassing and seem inescapable. Statistics indicate that 1–3% of …