Requires a medical diagnosis. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life.
People may experience:
- Behavioral: compulsive behavior, agitation, compulsive hoarding, hypervigilance, impulsivity, meaningless repetition of own words, repetitive movements, ritualistic behavior, social isolation, or persistent repetition of words or actions
- Mood: anxiety, apprehension, guilt, or panic attack
- Psychological: depression or fear
- Also common: food aversion, nightmares, or repeatedly going over thoughts
- For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic