What are common symptoms of OCD?

Posted on 10/11/22 11:48:am


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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) impacts an estimated 3.5 million Americans of all ages, gender identities, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. One important step toward reducing the stigma around OCD is to better understand the symptoms.

While symptoms may vary by individual, there are some commonalities.

Common signs of OCD include:

  • Unwanted, anxiety-producing thoughts, images, or urges.
  • Driven to perform certain acts such as washing hands, checking, and re-checking something.
  • Compelled to think certain thoughts or phrases silently.
  • Seeking reassurance from family, friends, or co-workers regarding worries.

OCD resources

To learn more about OCD, visit our OCD facts page and the Resources section of our website. Here you’ll find blogs, videos, and more to help you better understand the symptoms, risk factors, and related disorders.

OCD and anxiety treatment at Rogers

If you or someone you love is struggling with OCD, help is available. Rogers provides multiple levels of care for OCD and related anxiety disorders for children, teens, and adults. To request a free, confidential screening at any Rogers location, call 800-767-4411.


Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.