Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive-Disorder

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Mental Health in Adolescence

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD, you have repeated, upsetting thoughts called obsessions. You do the same thing over and over again to try to make the thoughts go away. Those repeated actions are called compulsions. 

Examples of obsessions are a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt. Compulsions include washing your hands, counting, checking on things or cleaning. Untreated, OCD can take over your life. 

Researchers think brain circuits may not work properly in people who have OCD. It tends to run in families. The symptoms often begin in children or teens. Treatments that combine medicines and therapy are often effective. 

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health 

 

For more information, go to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-when-unwanted-thoughts-take-over/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-when-unwanted-thoughts-take-over.shtml   

 
 

 

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If you need emergency mental health services, contact Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 and/or to go to the local emergency room for assessment. Life-saving assistance in emergency situations can be obtained from the Fire Department, Police Department, or Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911. You can also dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis hotline.