How Common Is OCD?
  • About 2.3% of the U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 3.3 million Americans - has OCD in a given year.
  • OCD affects men and women equally.
  • OCD typically begins during adolescence or early childhood; at least one-third of the cases of adult OCD began in childhood.
  • OCD cost the U.S. $8.4 billion in 1990 in social and economic losses, nearly 6% of the total mental health bill of $148 billion.