Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable and recurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). It can affect the daily functioning of a person and affect his/her relationships with others.
Common obsessions include fear of germs or contamination, having symmetrical order and unwanted thoughts involving sex, religion or harm. Common compulsions include frequent washing of hands, uncontrollable counting and arranging things in a certain pattern. It is normal for people to exhibit these behaviors and thoughts, but OCD is when the individual is not able to control his/her thoughts and behaviors even when they recognize that it is excessive.
OCD may improve or worsen over time, and it can also stop during certain periods of time. If not adequately controlled medication and/or therapy, OCD can cause huge distress to an individual. Message our providers to ask them how they can help.