Statistics on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Statistics on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder afflicts about 3.3 million adult Americans. It strikes men and women in approximately equal numbers and usually first appears in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood.
 
One-third of adults with OCD report having experienced their first symptoms as children. The course of the disease is variable -- symptoms may come and go, they may ease over time, or they can grow progressively worse. Research findings suggest that obsessive-compulsive disorder might run in families.
 
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