I have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
characterized by repetitive unwanted thoughts and irrational urges to do certain actions.
more than 2% of the U.S. population (nearly 1 out of 40 people) will be diagnosed with OCD
Harming or having harmed someone
Fears of saying or shouting inappropriate things in public
obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors
rituals over and over such as washing hands, locking & unlocking doors, counting, keeping unneeded items, or repeating the same steps again & again
Who's at risk?
OCD starts during childhood or the teen years. Most people are diagnosed by about age 19.
Psychotherapy and medication are included for the typical treatment plan
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Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, there are others struggling as well. You are not alone.