Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects millions of people around the world. It is a chronic and often debilitating condition that can have a profound impact on a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and overall quality of life. OCD is characterized by the presence of intrusive, unwanted thoughts or obsessions, that lead to repetitive behaviors or compulsions.
The exact causes of OCD are not yet fully understood, but research suggests that it is likely to be a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors. The disorder can occur at any age, but it often begins in childhood or adolescence and can persist into adulthood.