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Charlize Theron and other Celebrities Who Suffer from OCD; What is OCD?

Update Date: Mar 29, 2012 12:09 AM EDT

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron, who has turned a proud mother by adopting four-month-old Jackson last week, is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

"I have OCD, which is not fun. I have to be incredibly tidy and organized or it messes with my mind and switches off on me," said the 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O.

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry, by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety.Charlize Theron is the not the only Hollywood celebrity who suffers from OCD. There many others like Julianne Moore, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba and others who face the same problem.


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