OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health disorder among children, teens and adults. 1 in 8 kids and teens and 2 in 10 adults have an Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety disorders typically begin around age 11 but can affect anyone throughout their lifetime. Unfortunately most people with OCD and Anxiety Disorders receive ineffective and inappropriate treatment.

Anxiety Disorders include Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Selective Mutism and Specific Phobias.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually develops between the ages of 8-12 or in late teens to early adulthood.  People with OCD have obsessions (repeated, intrusive, unwanted thoughts/images/urges) and compulsions (a physical behavior or mental ritual you feel you “must do” to prevent something bad from happening) that temporarily relieve distress and anxiety.

What you need to know about Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can lead people to avoid certain places, people, situations, memories, and thoughts and cause a great deal of distress. Avoidance helps reduce anxiety temporarily but in the long-run avoidance makes anxiety worse.

What you need to know about OCD

OCD is common. In fact, 1 out of 100 adults and 1 out of 200 children have OCD. A person can develop OCD at any time in their life- from preschool through adulthood. OCD often goes undiagnosed,  untreated or inappropriately treated. Download the this information packet to learn what you need to know about OCD

What you need to know about Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders