Obsessive compulsive disorder

It is very plausible to view obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as an anxiety disorder, and it is so classified in the standard nosologies. Anxiety is typically involved in the phenomenology the person has preoccupying, anxiety-provoking thoughts, usually about some unrealistic danger, and compulsively attempts to neutralize these thoughts and to relieve the anxiety they engender by activities such as counting, cleaning or checking, carried out in stereotyped or ritualized ways. Anxiety is...