The definition of "obsessive compulsive disorder" is an anxiety disorder that is .
characterized by repetitive, irrational, intrusive thoughts, impulses or images and .
irresistible impulses to engage repeatedly in some acts (Schwartz). Individuals with an .
obsessive compulsive disorder do not want or enjoy the obsessive thoughts or time-.
consuming compulsions; They think of them as excessive and feel as if they interfere .
with daily functions. The reason for this caution and avoidance of details is simple: many .
people with OCD are troubled by very explicit, offensive, and socially horrifying, .
obsessions or compulsions. .
The most common and well-studied branch of OCD involves the OC where the .
undoing response generally involves some overt behavior. For example, the presence of .
dirt evokes a sense of threat and an incredible inspiration to reduce contamination. Most .
commonly the escape ritual involves a cleaning response. The next common form of .
OCD involves checking. The overwhelming impulse to recheck remains until the person .
experiences a reduction in tension despite the realizations that the item is secure. A less .
common form of OCD includes hoarding, which is the excessive saving of typically .
worthless items. Ordering is a sub-category, where individuals feel compelled to place .
items in a designated spot or order. This person fears a sense of being overwhelmed and .
impending anarchy if items are not placed exactly as they are arbitrarily determined. .
Another form of OCD is perfectionism, in which persons feel compelled to habitually .
check for potential mistakes or errors that might reveal their own faults or might .
jeopardize the person's stature at work. .
The next classification's objective involves the escape or avoidance throughout an .
excessive mental behavior of unwanted thoughts. Persons under this classification also .
can experience what seems to them to be threatening ideation involving the potential that .