5 symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder

5 symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder

According to the Mayo Clinic, not all repetitive thoughts or actions indicate obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, the health information resource says the side effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder can be so severe and time-consuming that it literally becomes disabling.

Officials at the Mayo Clinic say symptoms and signs of the compulsion side of OCD may include:

  1. Hand washing until your skin becomes raw
  2. Checking doors repeatedly to make sure they're locked
  3. Checking the stove repeatedly to make sure it's off
  4. Counting in certain patterns
  5. Arranging your canned goods to face the same way

If you feel you or a loved one might suffer from OCD, seeking a treatment plan under the care of an Indianapolis psychiatrist may provide some relief.


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