- Obsessions - are intrusive thoughts , ideas or urges that repeatedly appear in your mind. An example of this could be thinking that dirt and germs have contaminated you. Or, it could be worrying that you might hurt someone.
- Compulsions - are repetitive activities that you feel you have to do. This could be something like repeatedly washing your hands to make sure they're clean, or repeating a specific phrase in your head to prevent harm from coming to a loved one.
Below are some examples of common obsessions and compulsions: