People with OCD feel more compelled to ritual action during the heightened stress of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Isaac Klein

Handwashing is one of Alexis Chavis’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder rituals. (Courtesy Alexis Chavis)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone. However, for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, it’s been particularly difficult. Those with OCD feel even more compelled to ritual action when their stress levels rise.

Isaac Klein reports.

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