What is OCD?
is a mental disorder classified as an anxiety
disorder. People with anxiety disorders experience
fears even when there is no concrete experience
that might cause them to be afraid. The type of
anxiety that people with OCD experience is persistent
intrusive thoughts (obsessions) or behaviors (compulsions).
People with OCD feel compelled to continue despite
an awareness that the thoughts or behaviors may
be excessive or inappropriate, and feel distress
if they stop doing them.