What OCD Looks Like in Teens:
- Obsessions – persistent, unwanted, and uncontrollable – such as:
- Intrusive thoughts
- Fear of contamination
- Things needing to be orderly, symmetrical, perfect
- Compulsions – repetitive behaviors that you feel you must do – such as:
- Excessive routines
- Checking or counting
- Following an extremely strict routine
How Can I Tell What is OCD?
OCD goes beyond being a perfectionist. Someone with OCD is not able to control their obsessions or compulsions. Often the compulsions or obsessions do not address the problem in a realistic way.