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Signs Of OCD In Adults

What is OCD? According to the International OCD Foundation, OCD is “a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions”. Therefore, there are two parts of OCD; obsessions and compulsions. The first, obsessions, are unwanted thoughts, feelings, or urges that cause the person suffering from OCD to feel intense distress, anxiety, fear, guilt or shame. When it comes to compulsions, these are any action or behavior that are performed to relieve the distress caused by an obsessional trigger. To simplify, those who suffer from OCD experience intrusive and unwanted thoughts and they are compelled to react in certain ways. The most widely known example of persons acting out their OCD are those...

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