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One percent of the U.S. adult population has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and according to OCD statistics, 50% of those cases are classified as severe. The World Health Organization ranks OCD as the 10th most disabling condition of all mental and physical illnesses.
"Forget about dating. I couldn’t touch anybody. I couldn’t hug. People would flock around me but I would only let them get so close." - Diance, 35 years old
1 in 200 children have OCD, even if they aren't diagnosed with it as children. Many OCD adults can look back and see the beginnings of OCD in childhood.
"With OCD, it's like I have demons inside me controlling everything I do and I can't stand it." - Garrett
The DSM-5 has a new category, OCD and Related Disorders, that groups similar disorders together because they contain OCD-like symptoms (obsessions and compulsions). They include Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder), Substance and Medication Induced OCD and Related Disorder, OCD and Related Disorder Due to Medical Condition. We have extensive information on OCD and Related Disorders.
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An obsessive-compulsive disorder diagnosis can only come from a qualified mental health professional. To receive an OCD diagnosis, you must meet certain diagnostic criteria laid out in the…
The effects of OCD can wreak havoc on an individual's life. The obsessions and compulsions can burn up many hours in a person's day, which interferes with family life and…