• OCD affects ~3% of Australians in their lifetime
  • Onset is most common in adolescence, but can occur as early as 6 or 7 years old
  • Onset in boys is earlier than in girls
  • People with OCD often have other mental health conditions (e.g. depression, ADHD, eating disorders)
  • OCD can be very disabling – in severe cases it can stop people working and leading normal lives.
  • Myth: We’re all a bit OCD at times.
    • Fact: OCD is a mental illness that significantly interferes with normal life. It cannot be 'turned off'; neither is it just a preference for order or being neat.
  • Myth: People with OCD just need to ignore the compulsions and thoughts
    • Fact: By definition, people with OCD can’t 'just put the thoughts out of their mind'. 


  OCD signs and symptoms

  OCD treatment

  OCD clinical trial

  What causes OCD?

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