Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by intrusive and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that cause anxiety or distress. These obsessions lead to repetitive behaviours or mental acts (compulsions) that the individual feels driven to perform in order to relieve the anxiety caused by the obsessions.

The symptoms are:

It’s important to note that while everyone experiences intrusive thoughts or worries at some point, in OCD these thoughts and behaviours become persistent and excessive, impacting daily life.

If you think you might be experiencing Obsessive-compulsive disorder, consult a psychologist.