does ocd affect the community and how?

OCD does affect the whole

OCD does affect the whole community, including individuals, families and others. OCD is considered one of the top ten leading causes of disabilities worldwide. People with OCD are 3 to 4 times more likely to be unemployed. The total annual cost of OCD is over 8 billion annually, including time lost from work, medical expenses, unemployment and disability. People with OCD have problems at home, work, with relationships and social life. Thus OCD does indeed affect everyone.

So the community is affected whether or not they realize it. There are higher taxes and impaired relationships. OCD is a serious illness and the community can work together to make a difference, like joining your local chapter of the International OCD Foundation (

Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

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