Imagine a World
Without Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
We Can Turn This Hope Into A Cure
What is OCD? Fast Facts
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder affects an estimated 2.3% of adults in the United States. The rate of diagnosis for women is somewhat higher than that for men.
About one half of the adults diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have been identified as having serious impairment from the disorder. Approximately 35% are moderately impaired, and about 15% are mildly impaired.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is characterized by consistent, repetitive thoughts or urges (obsessions) that result in anxiety, as well as behaviors (compulsions) that sufferers feel the need to engage in as a result of the obsessive thoughts.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is more common among people who have a first-degree relative (a parent, sibling, or child) who also has the disorder, and the risk of developing the disorder increases if that relative developed the disorder themselves before adulthood.
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OCD sufferers very often understand that their obsessive thoughts are not rational, but they remain powerless to stop the obsessions.
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OCD Caregiver Tips
One of the most important things that caregivers can do in support of an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) sufferer is to educate themselves about the disorder.
Education will help the caregiver to identify what is a symptom of the disorder and what isn’t, to understand what the sufferer is going through, and to understand how they can (and can’t) help the sufferer.