Obsessive-compulsive disorder

At one point in time, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was considered to be a form of anxiety, but is now considered to be a separate condition. OCD is a potentially disabling condition which locks individuals in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors. People who have OCD suffer from recurring and frightful thoughts, fears or images they cannot control. The anxiety that comes with these thoughts leads to desperate need to enact certain and specific routines. Compulsive routines are performed as a means to help prevent the thoughts or make them go away.