It is estimated that 2% to 45% of the population can experience it, and the numbers may surprise you. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a major psychiatric problem where people have recurrent or persistent, thoughts, impulses, or images they find distressing and they have compulsions in response to the obsessions. The reason for such a high upper end, 45%, is that it usually doesn't occur all the time in people. It occurs in short periods and people experience it transiently. Nevertheless, it is something you should be thinking of and it is a concern.
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