7 Self-Help Tips for Managing Obsessive Compulsive DisorderObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions, or pervasive and upsetting thoughts, and compulsions, rituals used to help manage the obsessions. Treatment for OCD usually consists of medication, psychotherapy or both. There are also a number of self-help strategies you can use in your daily life to help manage symptoms.
Brush up on OCD Facts
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Understanding that OCD is a type of anxiety disorder is a great first step to understanding how to overcome it.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 2 percent of the adult population in the United States suffers from OCD at some time in their life and symptoms normally appear around the age of 19. Symptoms can come and go - being a nuisance at times and severely interfering with your life at others.