How will OCD affect my life?
Those living with OCD have a difficult time performing day to day tasks. OCD disrupts daily activities by forcing those suffering from the disorder to perform routines and rituals. In some cases, individuals must perform certain activities in a particular order. If the order is disrupted the individual may have to start over from the beginning or suffer from anxiety about the disruption. The time wasted on rituals and routines makes it difficult to accomplish other tasks.
Those suffering from OCD often are aware that the rituals and routines are illogical but they are not able to stop following them. These individuals generally have repeated thoughts or images that won't stop appearing. These thoughts and images can be positive or negative and can have great affects on those suffering from OCD.
If you or someone you know is suffering from OCD it is important to contact a medical professional in order to be assessed and begin treatment.