Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) involves recurring thoughts, often uncontrollable, that can cause extreme distress and behaviors — or compulsions — that are repeated many times to help relieve that distress, such as handwashing, putting things in order, and repeatedly rechecking to make sure things are locked or turned off.

Signs and Symptoms

Here are some common signs of OCD that may require support and treatment. Remember, the earlier you’re diagnosed and start treatment, the sooner you can start feeling better and get back to your life.

Get Support

These resources can help you find professional support online, on the phone or in person. And if you or a friend are having thoughts of suicide, reach out immediately for a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor anytime. 

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Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
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