Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are:
If you have OCD, you know that your thoughts and behaviors are nonsensical, and you would like to avoid or stop them.
Common obsessions include:
Common compulsions include:
Most people with OCD have both obsessions and compulsions, but some only have one or the other. The majority of patients with OCD are ashamed of their disorder, and many find it hard to confide in a doctor. However, now that effective treatments are available, more people are talking to their doctor about their symptoms.
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Last reviewed December 2016 by Adrian Preda, MD Last Updated: 5/20/2015