People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can feel trapped in an endless cycle of irrational fears and behaviors. Like many people who suffer from an anxiety disorder, they can understand that their worries are unrealistic and disproportionate. But this awareness does not make it easy to defeat obsessions and compulsions.
People who have OCD are preoccupied with negative thoughts. Many who suffer from OCD frequently worry about contamination, illness, and death. The disorder can lead to a very restricted, unsatisfying lifestyle and harm interpersonal relationships.
Read the story of a mother whose son struggled with OCD which eventually got so out of control that he was afraid to eat.
When my son Dan was suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) so severe he couldn’t eat, or move from a specific chair for hours, or interact with.