The main objective of this particular session is to help you understand what obsessive-compulsive disorder is and how you can help employees who are dealing with it. By the end of the session, you will be able to understand what OCD is, know the causes and symptoms, understand how it can affect work, know what the law says, and learn how to manage employees with OCD.
Why “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” Matters:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-based mental illness.
About 1.2% of Americans 13 years or older have OCD.
It’s estimated that the cost to the U.S. economy is more than $8 billion per year due to things like absenteeism, lack of productivity, poor quality of work, and poor judgment.
- OCD is a serious mental illness that you must know about.
- OCD can have a big impact on workplace performance.
- OCD is highly treatable, especially if identified early, and may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Know about the tools available to you as a supervisor to help employees suffering from OCD.