Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can take many forms but all of them involve repetitive behaviours or rituals that are done in an attempt to address a perceived threat or source of anxiety.
What do OCD sufferers do?
Typical behaviours include constant checking (of doors, locks etc.) repetitive hand washing, obsessive cleaning, ordering or arranging. Alternatively, you may not have any behavioural symptoms, but may suffer from constant repetitive thoughts.
How can you help me?
Sufferers often go to some lengths to hide their habits from people around them and these problems are more widespread than many realise. If you are suffering from a habit which at some level you “know” doesn’t really make sense – and yet feel unable to stop it or moderate it, then you are not alone.