Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an
anxiety disorder where a person has a recurring obsession with engaging in compulsive behavior. The repetitive behavior can significantly interfere with normal functioning in daily activities and impede social interactions. While many people have repetitive behaviors, what distinguishes people with OCD is that they have difficulty disengaging from obsessive behaviors and compulsive actions. OCD affects 2-3% of the adults in the US and is diagnosed in more women than men.
Having a repetitive compulsion to clean in fear of dirt and germs.
Having a repetitive compulsion to check for a medical condition, that doors are locked, that alarm systems are activated, or other similar behaviors.
Intrusive Thoughts and Ruminations
Having an obsessive line of thought that may be disturbing or violent.
Ordering and Symmetry
Having compulsions for maintaining a particular order or pattern; spending copious amounts of time ordering things.