Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by persistent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Here are some types of OCD:

  1. Contamination OCD: Fear of germs, dirt, or illness. Compulsions often include excessive cleaning, washing, or avoiding perceived sources of contamination.
  2. Checkers: Obsessions involve doubts about safety (e.g., whether doors are locked or appliances are turned off). Compulsions involve repeatedly checking to ensure things are safe or secure.
  3. Symmetry and Ordering: Obsessions center around things being symmetrical, orderly, or “just right.” Compulsions include arranging and rearranging items to achieve a specific order or symmetry.
  4. Hoarding: Difficulty discarding items, regardless of value, because of perceived need to save them or distress associated with disposing of them.
  5. Ruminations/Intrusive Thoughts: Involves repetitive, intrusive thoughts that can be violent, sexual, or morally repugnant. Compulsions may include mental rituals or seeking reassurance.
  6. Counting and Repeating: The need to perform actions a certain number of times or in a specific pattern in order to feel “safe” or to prevent something bad from happening.
  7. Health-Related OCD (Hypochondriasis): Obsessions about having a serious illness despite medical reassurance. Compulsions include repeatedly seeking medical tests or avoiding medical care.

Each person’s experience with OCD can vary widely, and treatment often includes a combination of therapy (like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, particularly Exposure and Response Prevention) and medication. If you or someone you know is struggling with OCD, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional.

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