Compulsions are learned behaviors, which become repetitive and habitual when they are associated with relief from anxiety. OCD is due to genetic and hereditary factors.
What causes OCD?
It affects over 2% of the population, more than one in 50 people. About 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. and 1 in 100 children have this condition.
"Getting recovered takes time" (BeyondOCD.org)
While everyone with OCD would like there to be a medication to take away their symptoms, there is no such thing at this time. Meds are not the “perfect” treatment; however, they are a “pretty good” treatment.