Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by intrusive thoughts (or obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (or compulsions) that individuals feel compelled to perform to alleviate anxiety.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and whether it is a mood disorder. This confusion arises from the fact that some of the symptoms of OCD tend to mimic symptoms associated with mood disorders such as depression. But does this make OCD a mood disorder? Let’s find out.