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Are My Racing Thoughts and Obsessions OCD?

term’s.When people have racing thoughts and obsessions, they might wonder if it's OCD. Heres' a look at when these thougths might be OCD and when they might not.

Many, if not all, people have occasional racing thoughts and obsessions and wonder if it’s OCD. OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is a debilitating illness that involves, in part, racing and obsessive thoughts. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, OCD affects one percent of American adults—that’s over three million adults in the United States alone. Because it impacts millions and has been portrayed in movies, television, and books, the term OCD has become fairly well-known; however, obsessive-compulsive disorder is often misunderstood, leaving people wondering  if their racing, obsessive thoughts are OCD.

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