Frequently Asked Questions about OCD

AN OVERVIEW OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic mental health disorder that involves certain obsessive or intrusive thoughts which in turn lead to compelling, compulsive behaviors. A person may have obsessions, compulsions or both. 

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT OCD

What causes OCD?

People who have certain personality traits like perfectionism may be likely to develop OCD. Other than that, genes, traumatic or stressful events, especially in childhood can cause OCD.

How does OCD affect daily life?

A person diagnosed with OCD may have a hard time carrying out routine activities such as cleaning, eating, drinking, or reading. Some people may spend more time at home and avoid going out and meeting people due to OCD.

Does OCD cause habits?

The main symptom of OCD is compulsive behaviors which may involve repeated actions and behaviors.

What are the causal factors of OCD?

While there is no definite cause of OCD, research shows genetics, brain irregularities, and environment play a role in a person developing OCD.

Who is at risk of OCD?

A person with a family history of OCD is more likely to develop this condition. A close relative such as a parent or sibling who has OCD, especially if that relative was diagnosed with OCD as a child or teenager.

What is the difference between OCD and OCPD?

OCD is a mental health condition that involves obsessions and compulsions. While OCPD, which stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder. This disorder may affect more areas of an individual’s life and personality.

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