The video above is a video dealing with three different people and each of their struggles with anxiety issues. As we learned about in lecture anxiety can be caused by phobias and can be debilitating to everyday life for most people. Anxiety can be caused by fears and lead to compulsions and obsessions. This is a debilitating psychological problem that people face and often do not seek help for until it is too late. One form of an anxiety disorder is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD.) This disorder causes people to have undesirable compulsions and obsessive thoughts and actions throughout their daily lives. OCD is believed to be caused by an increased amount of serotonin in the brain that leads these people to experience these psychological needs. It is a very interesting disorder because the people that are experiencing it know that what they are doing is often ridiculous, but find themselves unable to stop the thoughts or actions. Because sufferers of OCD know that what they are doing is ridiculous, they try to ignore it and refuse to seek help out of embarrassment. I find it very interesting that one can be consciously aware that what they are doing makes no sense but psychologically be unable to stop themselves. I think that OCD shows how powerful the mind is and the ability it has, if things go wrong, to completely overthrown our thoughts and control us to do things that we know we shouldn't need to do.