The Surprisingly Positive Impact OCD Can Have On Your Life

The Surprisingly Positive Impact OCD Can Have On Your Life

It can be easy to focus on the negatives of what makes us different. Introverts and extroverts scold themselves for being too little or too much, and people with ADHD are constantly told they are impatient and excitable. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) face a different challenge, as it is a disabling mental illness. It affects about 1.2% of the population, and it causes people to have a "need for certainty" above all else, resulting in anxiety and obsessive thoughts or actions. With relationship OCD (ROCD), for example, someone may obsess for ten or twelve hours a day, seven days a week, about whether or not...

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