Since OCD typically waxes and wanes over one’s life, the content of the obsessions usually changes, and symptoms can range from mild to severe, these folks may not be aware they have OCD. Important transitions in one’s life can set OCD into motion. The decision to get married is one of life’s major transitions and often OCD will manifest itself around needing certainty about the relationship
Anxiety is a natural emotion that directs our attention to possible threats. Although we certainly need anxiety to survive, it sometimes can be a burden. This is especially true when anxiety appears without an identifiable stressor, is out of proportion to the stressor or creates dysfunction in our social or professional lives.
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