“If you’ve ever watched an episode of the USA television show “Monk” you might think that OCD is simply something that indicated a certain quirkiness to your character. The truth is there is always more to it than that.
The key to Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder is found in the letters OCD. It is a disorder that involves both obsessions and compulsions. Most people with OCD understand that their obsessions and compulsions make no sense, but they can’t ignore or stop them..”
If a friend or family member has OCD, your most important job is to educate yourself about the disorder. Share what you’ve learned with your loved one and let them know there is help available. Simply knowing the condition is treatable can sometimes provide enough motivation for your loved one to seek help.