Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Statistics, Compulsion Statistics, Obsession Statistics, OCD Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Incidence and Prevalence of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common psychiatric illness, which affects 2.2 million Americans annually. People suffering from OCD often experience comorbodity with other conditions. According to one study, 67% of patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder are likely to suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is co-morbid with other conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, tics, Tourette syndrome, alcohol or substance abuse, ADHD, trichotillomania, to name just a few 11.

Throughout their lifetime, approximately 80% of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder suffer from depressive attacks. There is proof that depression can boost anxiety, severe symptoms of OCD, and disability compared to OCD alone.

According to a study, more than half of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorders suffer from major depression. 14% of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder experience panic disorders and generalized anxiety disorder, 12% are likely to have adjustment disorder, while bipolar and eating disorders have 6% and 3% comorbidity rates, respectively 12.

Approximately, 1/3 to ½ of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder had the condition during their childhood; some will manifest symptoms during their pre-school years. Nearly 1 out of 200 adults suffer from OCD and twice as many experienced the condition at certain points in their lives 13.

The age of onset in males is from 6 – 15 years old and 20-29 years old for females. According to surveys, only 10% of people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder reveal their symptoms.

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Anxiety Disorder NOS – Pathological Fears, Excessive Worry, Anxiousness, Phobias, Stress
Dependent Personality Disorder- Pervasive Psychological Dependence on Others, Dependent, Anxiety, Depression, Excessive Need for Others in Order to Become Functional
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Grandiosity, Self Admiration, Lack of Empathy, Obsession for Oneself, Self-Centeredness
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder – Obsession for Perfection, Obsession for Order and Rules, Perfectionist