Even if the term “obsessive” is used for all of us in an informal way to describe someone who is excessively meticulous, perfectionist or is constantly absorbed in daily tasks, OCD is much more than that. People affected by OCD are really suffering and sometimes they reach the point in which they can no longer control their own thoughts and lives. How can we know if someone is suffering from OCD? Let’s review it in the next paragraphs.
There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove any mental disorder is a medical condition. That said, we are seeing that alternative treatments are being strongly considered.