10 Signs You Have OCD

2. The quest for clean

The fear of germs or being dirty can also drive a person to clean their surroundings far more frequently than necessary. Although the act of cleaning obsessively is surely a potential indicator of behavior driven by OCD, it’s what happens when someone is forced to stop the behavior that serves as a more reliable indicator. Feelings of extreme anxiety and distress will often result when an OCD sufferer has to stop their cleaning activities.