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OCD is everywhere and we may not even know it Scientistsestimate that 1 in 100 adults or between 2 to 3 millionadults in the United States currently have OCD There arealso at least 1 in 200 or 500000 kids and teens that haveOCD OCD is a type of disorder in the brain that makes thebrain get stuck in a way When the brain gets stuck it ispossible to feel isolated angry crazy depressed andfrustrated You can also have a low self-esteem and have familyand friendship problems But with the right amount of help youand your peers can get helpOne effect of OCD is that people may have depressionfrustration and low self-esteem problems The victim becomesunable to achieve the things they want to They begin to thinkthey are worthless and cant do anything right The longerpeople who are suffering from OCD deal with their illnesswithout help the more likely they are to suffer from feelingsof powerlessness says therapist Kristen McClure Without a wayout of this people feel stuck out of control and unable tochange the things that make them the unhappy This of courseis a recipe for depression Fortunately with treatmentwhether that be psychological or physicalthe victim can andprobably will get help immediatelyUnfortunately when a person has OCD this can affect thepersons family and make them have resentment When thishappens the family of the victim feels involved in thecompulsions A family feels resentment at being forced to livein an isolated way at having to participate in the compulsionssays therapist Kristen McClure They could also feel resentmentat having to stay away from social situations and feeling likethey have to hide or lieabout this illness Thankfullyresentment dissipates once the family knows that OCD is is toblame for the issues and not the victim As a result therapycan help decrease the familys resentmentAnother affect of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is difficultyinteracting with others socially Sometimes they feel likethey have to hide from others in order to complete their
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