Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

1313 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 5 Pages
Or maybe felt intense anxiety over everyday tasks, such as sending a letter and believing you may have misspelled a word. You may feel that this is just a personal issue, but in reality, many people all over the world share the same thoughts and feelings. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or more commonly called OCD, as defined by (Obsessive, 2010), is a type of mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts. This common disorder can be found in nearly every region and culture around the world, so even though one dealing with it may feel alone, the person sitting right beside them could easily be suffering from something similar. According to (How Many People, 2012), their best estimates found that one within every one hundred adults, or nearly two to three million adults just within the United States suffer from some type of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Also, they found that at least one within every two hundred children and teenagers, or five hundred thousand in the United States only, also deal with this disorder. That number parallels with the amount of children in the United States who have diabetes.
To show the commonality of OCD in our society, it’s important to know specific cases of well-known people; especially for those who do feel alone in their feelings. According to (Famous, 2014), world renowned soccer player, David Beckham, is one of the most highly…
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