Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is diagnosed when there are persistent intrusive thoughts and/or symptoms of irrational ritualistic behavior. A person must exhibit these symptoms for a large period of time over the course of at least two weeks. He or she cannot control or prevent their behavior. Psychiatrist and psychologists diagnoses OCD using the Obsession The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale test.
When you suffer from anxiety it can seem like nothing is under your control. The more fearful you feel of not being in control, the more you try to structure your world to feel safe. Perhaps you had previous experience with feeling powerless and you never wish to feel that way again. One you may deal with feeling anxiety is to overcompensate by…