How Is OCD Like a Bully?

OCD Like a Bully

Sometimes you’ll hear people with obsessive-compulsive disorder describe it as being like a bully that lives within them. The bully that is OCD can control and dictate every part of a person’s life, causing them extreme distress, interfering with functionality, and impacting their quality of life.  Symptoms of OCD can appear to resemble symptoms of […]

What is OCD? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms

What is OCD

What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD can affect anyone regardless of age or background. When you have OCD, you may struggle with obsessions and compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors.  Obsessions are unwanted and intrusive thoughts or urges. These unwanted thoughts and urges create extreme distress. Compulsions are behaviors you might engage in to avoid […]

Are You Born with OCD?

Are You Born with OCD

Are you born with OCD? As is the case with most mental health disorders, the answer is more complex than a simple “yes” or “no.” However, effective treatments are available to improve your quality of life either way.  Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD leads to unwanted, recurring thoughts or obsessions. You may then feel an urge […]