About Relationship OCD (ROCD)
Relationship OCD, or ROCD, is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that is characterized by intrusive thoughts and doubts about the strength of one’s romantic relationship. People with ROCD may experience persistent worries about the quality of their relationship, their partner’s feelings, and their own feelings. They may also experience intrusive thoughts about their partner’s attractiveness or whether they are truly in love. These thoughts can lead to extreme anxiety and distress, and can cause significant disruption in the relationship.
Fortunately, there are treatments available for those suffering from Relationship OCD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most common form of treatment for ROCD, and it can help individuals to identify and challenge their intrusive thoughts and beliefs. Additionally, medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be used to reduce the symptoms of OCD. With the right treatment, individuals with ROCD can learn to manage their symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.