Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 reasons for illness-related disability throughout the world for people ages 15 to 44.

Someone struggling with OCD will have symptoms of obsession and compulsive that take up at least an hour of their day each day. For most people with OCD, the obsessions and compulsions take up a much larger part of the day and create feelings of severe distress.

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