OCD – are they an anxiety disorder?

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    The word “anxiety” can be used to describe many feelings, emotions and behavior.

    Anxiety is actually our natural self defense system that assess danger and tries to keep us safe from danger.  So anxiety itself is natural, its beneficial – its a good thing!

    Anxiety becomes a disorder when it assigns “danger” to a non-dangerous situation (event, place, etc.).

    Any response to “fear” is driven by our natural self defense system (anxiety) and therefore any irrational – or misguided – response to fear falls under the description of Anxiety Disorder.

    OCD is more of a description of how the anxiety disorder manifests itself.

    Recovery is possible – and I have worked with many people who suffered greatly with OCD and all made great strides in creating recovery.

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