OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder among children and adults. Anxiety disorders typically begin around age 11 but can affect anyone throughout their lifetime.

OCD, Hair-Pulling, Skin-Picking, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder are now considered OC-Spectrum Disorders. New research shows that OC-Spectrum disorders are a distinct group of illnesses.

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. Most commonly OCD begins between the ages of 10 and 12 and in early adulthood. OCD often goes undiagnosed,  untreated or inappropriately treated. Download the this information packet to learn what you need to know about OCD.