Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterized by intrusive and persistent thoughts, feelings, and urges that can cause a person to be overwhelmed by anxiety.
People with OCD may try to relieve their anxiety through repetitive behavior patterns such as excessive hand washing, organizing items in specific ways, or constantly seeking reassurance from others. Unfortunately, these compulsive actions often fail to provide long-term relief and can even worsen the underlying symptoms of OCD.
Treatment for OCD usually involves some combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, lifestyle changes, and support groups. With the right treatment plan, individuals with OCD can better manage their condition and lead productive lives free of fear and worry.