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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by unwanted and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). People with OCD may feel the need to perform these behaviors to reduce anxiety or distress caused by the obsessions. The obsessions and compulsions can be time-consuming and interfere with daily life. They can also be very distressing and embarrassing for the person with OCD.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for OCD, but there are effective treatments available. These include medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. Medication can help to reduce the symptoms of OCD, but it is not always enough on its own. Therapy can help people with OCD to understand their thoughts and behaviors and develop coping strategies. Lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep and exercise, can also help to manage OCD symptoms.

If you think you may have OCD, it is important to seek professional help. There are effective treatments available that can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Many people have occasional obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, but these do not usually interfere with their daily lives. For example, being compulsively neat and tidy can be beneficial if it does not become excessive. However, if you have OCD, your obsessive thoughts are persistent and distressing, and your compulsive behaviors can take over your life. These behaviors may be a way of coping with the obsessive thoughts, but they can also make the thoughts worse.

Obsessions can develop over anything in your life or that catches your attention, but OCD obsessions are typically unpleasant or frightening, and often seem out of character. Taboo subjects are often the focus of obsessions.

Common types of obsessions include:

  • Infection or contamination

  • Symmetry or precision

  • Violence

  • Sexual acts

  • Religious ideas


When these obsessions don't go away, the distress can lead you to try and control your feelings using activities that you feel you have to carry out. Compulsions can take the form of any repetitive action, but common examples include switching lights on and off a set number of times, washing until your skin starts to bleed, and having to repeatedly check the door lock when leaving the house.

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