Learn something new about a disability
Often referred to as OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder is actually
considered an anxiety disorder. OCD is characterized by recurrent,
unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Repetitive behaviors (handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning)
are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or
making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however,
provides only temporary relief, and not performing them
markedly increases anxiety.