OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) affects 2% of people worldwide. The most common mental illness that co-occurs with OCD is depression. Only 16.9% of people with OCD have full recovery. And of those who recover from OCD, nearly 60% will have a relapse (Carandang, 2014).
In other words:
- OCD is not uncommon
- Only a minority have recovery from OCD
- Of those who recover from OCD, the majority have relapse
These sound like grim statistics, but you don't have to be a statistic. You can be the one who recovers, and maintains recovery. You can learn the tools to recover and maintain by reading the self-help book, Anxiety Protocol.
“Chapter 7 – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.” Anxiety Protocol. Carandang C. 2014. Healthy Mind Research Corporation.