OCD is an Anxiety Disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is indicated by
intrusive, anxious, thoughts and fears (such as fear of germs) and
ritualistic behaviors performed to alleviate them (such as handwashing).
disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by an inability to resist or
stop continuous, abnormal thoughts or fears combined with ritualistic,
repetitive and involuntary defense behavior.
WebMd reports OCD as the following:
"Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type
of mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts. To get rid of the
thoughts, a person does the same tasks over and over. For example, you may
fear that everything you touch has germs on it. So to ease that fear, you
wash your hands over and over again."