Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which a person has repeated behaviors or rituals. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how OCD develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
If you have unwanted thoughts or habits that you can’t stop thinking about or doing and they stand in the way of you living your life as you wish, you may have OCD. Learn what may cause OCD, what its symptoms are, and how it’s treated.
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Common fear or OCD behavior? Use this list of common themes and symptoms to see if you're part of the OCD cycle.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Medical Treatment Options
OCD can't be cured, but it can be controlled with medication, therapy, and support.
Self-Care for Living With OCD
Self-care is your secret weapon against OCD symptoms. Offset obsessive thoughts and habits with healthy food, exercise, and relaxation methods.
Cleanliness Rules Germaphobes' Lives
Germaphobes are obsessed with sanitation and feel compelled to clean excessively, but they're really suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Tony Shalhoub Takes on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Actor Tony Shalhoub advocates for obsessive compulsive disorder.
Clutter vs. Hoarding: When Should You Worry About the Mess?
When do you need to worry about the mess? Find out the difference between clutter and hoarding, and how to keep mess in check.
Harmless Pack Rat or Compulsive Hoarder?
WebMD takes a look at hoarding -- why some people are prone to keeping everything and how to treat the problem.