Do People with OCD Become Violent

People with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) rarely become violent. Obsessiveness that becomes violent is often associated with a delusional disorder. It is possible for a person with OCD to have thoughts of harming others, but they will generally not act on these thoughts.

Fast Facts:

  • A person who obsesses over thoughts of harming others needs help in maintining self-control.
  • OCD sufferers become obsessed with performing a task repeatedly.
  • Treatment for an OCD might include therapy or medication.