What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- OCD? OCD is characterized by pervasive thinking that causes an uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry; by repetitive behaviors with the goal to reduce the associated anxiety. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disorder that makes the individual feel the need check things again and again. One example is making sure the stove is off many times, or checking the back door to make sure it is locked. These are a few instances that causes the individual great stress and fear that this action needs to happen before they leave the house. These acts may cause great stress, fear and in some cases paranoia.
Not-for-profit organization of people with OCD and related disorders, their families, and mental health professionals, providing support, assistance, and education to the public. Discussion of therapy and drug treatment options, effects in children, bulletin board.
British organization for individuals with OCD. Includes information on treatment, as well as links to various online resources.
OCD Patient/Family Handout
In-depth article explains the nature and appropriate treatment of this condition. Developed for individuals with OCD and their families by the OC Foundation and the American Psychiatric Association.