Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder may have additional problems. Some of the problems below may be associated with OCD — others may exist in addition to OCD but not be caused by it.

  • Inability to attend work, school or social activities
  • Troubled relationships
  • Overall poor quality of life
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior
  • Alcohol or other substance abuse
  • Contact dermatitis from frequent hand-washing
Aug. 09, 2013