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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Most people have obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors at some point in their lives, but that does not mean that we all have “some OCD.” Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of irrational thoughts and panic (obsessions) that lead you to do repeated behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause serious anguish. If you have OCD, you probably notice that your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are irrational but you feel unable to curb them and break free.
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Helpful Links For OCD
- International OCD Foundation - IOCDF work to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
- BeyondOCD.com - Beyond OCD's mission is to ensure that all people affected by OCD, anxiety, and related disorders have access to the help they need to live life to its fullest potential.
- OCDuk.org - An organization that supports children and adults affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder. Offer many resources including news, links and coping techniques.