made by Rowina Gebru and Theo Pichelman
People are at a higher risk of developing OCD if they have a first-degree relative with it.
Most people with OCD are diagnosed before they turn 19.
Someone who has experienced trauma or abuse is at a significantly higher chance of developing OCD
Studies (1) show that people with OCD have difference in frontal and subcortical structures
”According to the NIMH, OCD affected 1.2% of adults in the U.S. in the past year.1 It currently affects approximately 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the U.S.” (2)
Common obsessions with OCD include: Germs, danger, unwanted sexual thoughts, religion, losing control and perfectionism. (3)
OCD is fueled not by the compulsions themselves but by the person's reaction to them. If you try to stop having instructive thoughts chances are you’ll have more.
A common trait of OCD is that the person knows that there thoughts make no sense and they are acting on compulsion.
People who have had OCD for a long time tend to stop trying to resist there compulsive drives.
Unlike adults; teens, and children with OCD are less aware of it.
2. “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml.
3. “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).” Psych Central, 18 May 2018, psychcentral.com/disorders/ocd/.https://psychcentral.com/disorders/ocd/