Cleanliness: OCD or Personal Preference?

It is common to hear individuals talk about “being OCD” about cleanliness, i.e. being especially particular about cleanliness, hygiene and even neatness. However, is this really a personal preference or can it be a mental disorder?

OCD is a mental disorder that can be very debilitating if left untreated. However, it is also a condition that is highly treatable with psychotherapy.

If you suspect yourself to suffer from OCD, you are encouraged to see a psychologist for assessment and (early) intervention.



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Associate Psychologist Jiaxin

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