David Beckham confesses that he suffers from OCD, what is it about?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive and recurrent thoughts (obsessions) that generate high levels of anxiety, and repetitive and ritualized behaviors (compulsions) that attempt to alleviate that anxiety. These obsessions and compulsions can affect people’s daily lives and make it difficult for them to function normally.

Obsessions are persistent, unwanted thoughts or images that occur involuntarily.

They can cover a wide range of topics, such as fear of contagion, constant doubts, need for symmetry or perfection, fear of losing control, violent or sexual thoughts, among others. These obsessions cause great anxiety and discomfort to the person experiencing them.

To relieve the anxiety caused by the obsessions, people with OCD develop compulsions, which are repetitive behaviors and rituals.

These may include washing hands repeatedly, constantly checking that doors are locked, counting or repeating words or sentences in your mind, arranging or placing objects in specific ways, among other rituals. However, these compulsions only provide temporary relief and perpetuate the OCD cycle.

Source: El heraldo