Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of mental illness. People with OCD can have either obsessive thoughts and urges or compulsive, repetitive behaviors. Some have both obsessions and compulsions.

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OCD is not about habits like biting nails or always thinking negative thoughts. The disorder can affect our job, school, and relationships and keep us from living a normal life. Our thoughts and actions are beyond our control.

An obsessive thought, for example, is to think that our family members might get hurt if they don’t put their clothing on in the exact same order every morning. A compulsive habit, on the other hand, might be to wash hands 7 times after touching something that might be dirty. Although one may not want to think or do these things, they feel powerless to stop.


Many people with OCD know that their thoughts and habits do not make sense. They do not do them because they enjoy them, but because they can not quit. And if they do stop, they feel so bad that they start again.

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Obsessive thoughts can include:

  • Fear of germs or getting dirty
  • Worries about getting hurt or others being hurt
  • Need for things to be placed in an exact order
  • Belief that certain numbers or colors are “good” or “bad”
  • Constant awareness of blinking, breathing, or other body sensations
  • Unfounded suspicion that a partner is unfaithful

Compulsive habits can include:

  • Washing hands many times in a row
  • Doing tasks in a specific order every time, or a certain “good” number of times
  • Repetitive checking on a locked door, light switch, and other things
  • Need to count things, like steps or bottles
  • Putting items in an exact order, like cans with labels facing front
  • Fear of touching doorknobs, using public toilets, or shaking hands


The exact cause of OCD is not known. Certain areas in the brain may not look normal in people with OCD, but more research is needed. OCD is slightly more common in women than in men. Symptoms often appear in teens or young adults. Stress can make symptoms worse.

  • Depression, anxiety or tics
  • Experience with trauma


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