OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder which is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the constant thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Plus not doing the behaviors can cause great anxiety for the person. OCD can be severe or mild but if a persons case severe and left untreated it can destroy a persons mental compacity to function in daily life. Its a pretty serious illness signs that u have OCD are usually hard to notice. So how do you know? OCD has basically no physically noticeable signs but if a person is a germ aphob they might have the obsession and the compulsion to wash there hands constantly making there hands red an irritated. Thats about all the noticeable signs because its mostly a mental disease which is in your brain. Stress, as a lot of people may think, does not cause OCD but a stressful event can such as a road traffic accident or witnessing one. This can cause OCD behaviors and if not treated everyday stress and anxiety can worsen symptoms. People with certain phobias are more prone to have ocd like arachnophobia for instance people with the fear of spiders statistics show are more likely to have ocd. OCD happens to a person when the front part of there brain has communication problems with the deeper structures inside there brain. which is what leads to the obsessions and the compulsions. How to prevent OCD expect the unexpected thing what is going what isn't going to happen will happen experts say this will help to prevent ocd. Commen warning signs that u have ocd Intrusive thoughts, fear of contamination, constant checking How to treat OCD Therapy, Exposure and response prevention, and medication such as Luvox, Zoloft, Prozac or a combinations of treatments there of. The science behind OCD OCD involves communication problems between the front part of the brain and the deeper structures of the brain. How to help yourself or a friend Encourage yourself or a friend to talk with a psychiatrist and take he/she’s advice. Common statistics about OCD 2.3% of population 18-45 has ocd. Approximately 3.3 million americans have ocd of which .3-1% are under 18. About 1 out of 200 people have ocd. 1 out 100 people have had ocd at 1 point in their life. Common myths about OCD Being a perfectionist isn't the only thing about ocd its obsessions like thoughts or images over and over in your head and compulsions things you do in your life to help relieve the anxiety. Last but most important Donald Trump has borderline OCD.