OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD causes a person to have intrusive thoughts of a frightening nature, which in turn may cause that person to do things repeatedly. For example, he or she might perform certain ‘rituals’ to guard against perceived danger, or might fear the consequence of thoughts (e.g. sexual or racist thoughts) and/or actions (e.g. when bathing a child or driving a car). Almost everybody has fleeting thoughts of this nature, but most people are able to dismiss them out of hand. OCD is something entirely different. People with OCD simply can’t dismiss such thoughts without support in […]