Facts About OCD

  • The exact cause of OCD is unknown, although research points to genetic and other biological causes.
  • OCD impacts 1 in every 40 adults and 1-2 in every 100 children.
  • OCD affects approximately two percent of the population every year.
  • OCD usually appears in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.
  • Effective treatment is available for OCD.
  • OCD affects women and men equally.
  • It often takes a long time for an OCD sufferer to get the proper diagnosis and treatment.