Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

A few examples of obsessive or compulsive behaviors that can interfere with your daily activities include: Frequently washing your hands, showering, or brushing your teeth. Constantly cleaning, straightening, and ordering certain objects. Checking lights, appliances, or doors again and again to be sure they are turned…

Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

A few examples of obsessive or compulsive behaviors that can interfere with your daily activities include:

  • Frequently washing your hands, showering, or brushing your teeth.
  • Constantly cleaning, straightening, and ordering certain objects.
  • Checking lights, appliances, or doors again and again to be sure they are turned off or closed.
  • Repeating certain physical activities, such as sitting down and getting up from a chair, or saying the same thing over and over.
  • Hoarding objects, such as newspapers.
  • Avoiding public places or taking extreme measures to prevent harm or embarrassment to yourself or others.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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