5 subtle signs of OCD & what to do about it



Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by distressing, intrusive, obsessive thoughts and repetitive, compulsive physical or mental acts.
OCD often centres on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medication or both.

OCD symptoms can be hard for therapists to recognize, as well as for those who suffer from it. In fact, alot of people have been diagnosed people with OCD for decades but didn’t know that’s what the problem was.

So, how can you know if you have OCD?

Here are 5 subtle symptoms of OCD, and what you can do about it:

1. You have relationship obsessions

It’s normal to have doubts about your romantic relationship at times. If you have OCD, these doubts may lead to constant anxiety.

You may become fixated on whether you really love your partner, or whether you truly know if they are “the one” for you. These obsessions can be so unsettling they can cause you to end a relationship just to be rid of the anxiety.