Interesting Facts about OCD

Did you know?

  • People with OCD spend at least an hour a day engaged with their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
  • Even though they may get some brief relief after performing a compulsive behavior, they take no pleasure in these behaviors.
  • Some people with OCD also have a tic disorder.
  • There is no such thing as an “OCD thought.” People with OCD and without OCD have the same content of thoughts.
  • However, people with OCD experience a significantly higher frequency and intensity of these thoughts and powerful urges to “fix them” through compulsions.┬áIn other words, with OCD it is the intensity level of and the reaction to these normal, but very unpleasant thoughts that is the problem.

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