The Paradox of OCD

As we know, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder typically deal with a lot of anxiety. What if I leave the stove on and burn the house down? What if my child becomes ill because I didn’t wash my hands enough? What if something horrible happens because I didn’t count to 100 after I had a bad thought? What is so interesting to me about this anxiety is that fact that it is not based on actual happenings. Instead, those with OCD usually deal with the “what-ifs” of the past and future, but never the present…

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