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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that keep coming back and cannot be controlled. They bother you and get in the way of daily tasks. Compulsions are ac​tions/behaviours a person does repeatedly. They hope these behaviours will make the obsessions go away, but they are usually not helpful and cause them to feel worse and more anxious.

OCD is a psychiatric (mental health) condition where a person has very strong and unsettling obsessions and/or compulsions. These thoughts and actions are very intense and take up a lot time, making it difficult for the person to live their life normally or do their daily tasks. ​

Read on to find out more about the signs and symptoms of OCD, and how you can manage OCD.

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