Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health issue characterised by repeated unwanted intrusive thoughts, images or urges (obsessions) that cause extremely negative feelings, and/or the urge to do something over and over again (compulsions).
People with OCD typically excessively check and double-check things, such as locks or appliances, or check to make sure their loved ones are safe.
Counting, tapping, saying certain words and other behaviours are often used to reduce anxiety.
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