OCD takes a physical toll on the body
OCD Mental Health Insomnia

OCD takes a physical toll on the body

Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez
Dr. Ángel V. Jiménez

In 10 seconds? Scientists have discovered that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are more likely to report poor physical health and to suffer from physical problems such as hypertension, and exhaustion than the general population. Now, we also know that OCD is associated with insomnia.

OK, so what is OCD? It is a psychological condition in which a person has recurrent invasive thoughts and an urge to repeat actions compulsively, like washing their hands or pacing up and down. It is well-known that OCD harms people's quality of life. However, it is less known that OCD often goes together with poor physical health and insomnia.

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