Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is more common than people realise. Up to 1.2% of the UK population live with OCD. It can be very distressing for an individual with the disorder as they have obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours which can dominate their life.
OCD can affect men, women and children equally, but in most cases it affects people during late adolescence and early adulthood. OCD can look like frequent checking, fear of contamination, hoarding and intrusive thoughts.
Although somebody with OCD can find that it significantly impacts their life, you can get better with treatment to help you manage the condition and keep it under control.