Compulsive hand-washing is one of the better known behaviours of obsessive compulsive disorder. Photo: Shutterstock
Compulsive hand-washing is one of the better known behaviours of obsessive compulsive disorder. Photo: Shutterstock

‘They don’t choose to have OCD’: why Covid-19 is hell for Hongkongers with obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Therapists says lack of control has exacerbated the condition for many during pandemic, with constant messaging on hand-washing, social-distancing compounding fears
  • Calls for help have quadrupled at one local non-profit, while some struggle with relentless, panicked thoughts about potential vaccine side effects

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Compulsive hand-washing is one of the better known behaviours of obsessive compulsive disorder. Photo: Shutterstock
Compulsive hand-washing is one of the better known behaviours of obsessive compulsive disorder. Photo: Shutterstock
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