It’s very easy to confuse OCD as just anxiety, especially since Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is categorized as an anxiety disorder. However, like other anxiety disorders, it has its own signs, symptoms, and solutions, so it can’t be chalked up as just anxiety.
Anxiety is an emotion that everyone will feel at some point but anxiety disorders are much more severe because you would be suffering intense feelings of fear and worry that is disproportionate to what is happening in your life; panicking about everyday things like work, meeting with friends, the security of your home, etc. They will often include panic attacks as your fear reaches a peak.
Anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)