Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition that affects more than 1% of the population, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
It can alter lives by causing unwanted thoughts and obsessions that are repetitive in nature and difficult to manage. Trauma, stress, and abuse all can be a cause of OCD getting worse.
OCD causes intense urges to complete a task or perform a ritual. For those who have the condition, obsessions and compulsions can begin to rule their life.