Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent, intrusive thoughts or obsessions that cause significant anxiety or distress. To cope with these obsessions, individuals may engage in compulsions, repetitive behaviors or mental acts that are often time-consuming and interfere with daily life. Examples of compulsions include excessive cleaning or handwashing, checking behaviors, or counting rituals. OCD affects individuals differently and can range from mild to severe. With proper treatment, individuals with OCD can learn to manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
It is important to note that OCD symptoms can vary from person to person, and not everyone with OCD will experience all of these symptoms.