Strict Standards: Declaration of mosDMDocument::load() should be compatible with JTable::load($keys = NULL, $reset = true) in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/administrator/components/com_docman/docman.class.php on line 770 Strict Standards: Declaration of mosDMDocument::save() should be compatible with JTable::save($src, $orderingFilter = '', $ignore = '') in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/administrator/components/com_docman/docman.class.php on line 770 Strict Standards: Declaration of mosDMDocument::move() should be compatible with JTable::move($delta, $where = '') in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/administrator/components/com_docman/docman.class.php on line 770 Strict Standards: Declaration of mosDMDocument::publish() should be compatible with JTable::publish($pks = NULL, $state = 1, $userId = 0) in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/administrator/components/com_docman/docman.class.php on line 770 Strict Standards: Declaration of mosDMCategory::getInstance() should be compatible with JTable::getInstance($type, $prefix = 'JTable', $config = Array) in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/administrator/components/com_docman/docman.class.php on line 896 Strict Standards: Non-static method DocmanRouterHelper::getDoc() should not be called statically in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/components/com_docman/router.php on line 80 Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/braincogcoach/public_html/components/com_docman/router.php on line 43 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.

People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over. They may be filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly.