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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?

A mental illness in which a patient has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts, ideas or sensations (Obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repeatedly such as cleaning or washing their hands (compulsions). Although the cause of OCD is not fully known, experts believe that neurochemical abnormalities play a part in the disease.

Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Unable to stop oneself from doing irrational things

  • Feeling compelled to check frequently that doors are locked or the stove is switched off

  • Frequently feeling anxious

  • Often feel uneasy and restless; unable to feel calm or at peace

  • Feeling more sensitive or irritable

  • My anxiety doesn't go away or keeps coming back repeatedly

  • Getting anxious about anything and everything

  • Feeling flustered or scared

Questions your doctor may ask to check for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Do you feel compelled to check frequently that doors are locked or the stove is switched off?

  • Do you feel anxious everyday?

  • Do you often feel uneasy and restless? Like you are unable to feel calm or at peace?

  • Do you feel more sensitive or irritable?

  • Does your anxiety not go away, or keeps coming back again and again?

Treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy, is effective for many patients with OCD. Common psychiatric medications such as antidepressants may also be prescribed to treat OCD.

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Diseases related to Obsessive-compulsive disorder


  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)


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