A list of OCD symptoms can be found on Mayo Clinic and WebMD. OCD can be defined as excessive and unwanted thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic illness that can sometimes interfere with an active social life and ability to work. It can also hinder the development of healthy relationships, explains WebMD. OCD symptoms include obsessive thoughts such as fear of dirt or germs, excessive concern with order and neatness and fear of thinking bad thoughts or doing something embarrassing. Some of the compulsive behaviors associated with OCD include excessively washing hands, showering or brushing teeth and hoarding objects unnecessarily.