Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

obsessive-compulsive-disorder-innerObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves the experience of fixated and repetitive thoughts paired with intense urges to check, fix, or focus on a situation or object repeatedly. This condition is often associated with high levels of anxiety if such actions cannot be completed in a pre-determined time or to adequate satisfaction. This can commonly include actions such as washing hands repeatedly, checking if a door is locked, or traveling the same route regardless of time or circumstances and experiencing distress when asked to deviate from it. OCD symptoms often cause delays in completing tasks and marked impairment in day-to-day functioning.