You Are Not Alone
Information for Individuals


If you’re looking for information about OCD, you’ve come to the right place.  Learning about OCD is the first step in overcoming this heartbreaking disorder.

If you or someone you love suffers from OCD, you are not alone.  Millions of people have OCD.  When you include other family members who are affected by an OCD sufferer, this condition affects many millions more.  Learning about OCD is a step in the right direction toward overcoming this frequently debilitating disorder.  Getting proper treatment is essential to taking control over OCD and gaining relief.

OCD doesn’t discriminate.  Men, women, teens and children can have OCD, and come from every background, race and ethnicity.  The one thing all can look forward to is the fact that relief is likely with treatment.  So not getting treatment is like agreeing to have OCD.

OCD manifests in a number of different ways, and not every person with OCD will have the same symptoms. Many people will have different combinations of symptoms.  The information on this web site addresses many of these symptoms.

Other mental health conditions may be seen concurrently in OCD sufferers.  Sometimes a person’s symptoms can be confusing.  To get the right treatment, a qualified mental health professional must perform an evaluation, taking all of the symptoms into consideration.  Treatment for OCD is not the same as treatment for other mental health disorders, such as depression.  We encourage you to review all the information on this web site to arm yourself with knowledge about OCD and how proper treatment can help you or someone you care about.

OCD Chicago works to help people with OCD get relief.  We encourage you to view the information on this web site, especially OCD Facts.  You can also find download copies of our information-rich OCD Guides. And check out More Resources for recommended books, getting treatment and finding a support group.

How You Can Help

Please join us in our fight against OCD.  We need your help to bring information and education to people with OCD, their families and friends, educators, clergy and the media.  Your help will allow us to continue to provide this information free of charge to anyone who needs it.

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