Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It involves the presence of unwanted and intrusive thoughts, as well as repetitive behaviors or mental acts aimed at reducing anxiety. One of the key aspects of managing OCD is identifying and understanding common triggers that contribute to the cycle of obsessions and […]
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) are two psychological conditions that are often misunderstood and confused with each other. While both disorders share similarities in terms of obsession and compulsion, they have distinct characteristics and require different approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by profound anxiety and elaborate behaviors intended to relieve that anxiety. Often these behaviors lose their ability to curb anxiety over time, leading to compounded behaviors or increased repetitions in established rituals. Such obsessions and compulsions interfere with everyday life and lead to major distress.