OCD, which is listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is an anxiety disorder that causes unwanted or repeated thoughts, feelings or ideas that causes the patient to behave in a certain way."The hallmark of OCD is that they (patients) know this is irrational or has no basis, but they can't stop themselves," Dr. For patients who are suspicious of their partner, ROCD symptoms can include constantly checking their significant others phone or online history, stalking them or constantly wanting to know who they are speaking on the phone or hanging out with.Brodsky was not involved in the study but has treated patients with ROCD.

I know my partner loves me,'" Brodsky said of those with ROCD.

"They may be engaged or married, [but] they can't say they would have married somebody else.

The new findings mean that people's sexual problems might stem from having ROCD and not knowing it, Doron said. ROCD is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder — a condition that can bring unwanted thoughts or worries (obsessions), and repetitive behaviors that are carried out to address those worries (compulsions), usually to no avail.

With ROCD, obsessions usually fit into one of two categories: Questioning whether you love your partner, or questioning whether your partner loves you, said Steven Brodsky, a psychologist and clinical director at the OCD and Panic Center of New York and New Jersey.

The biggest problem with ROCD is that it can destroy relationships or push the other person away.

Brodsky often sees couples where one person has ROCD breaking up and getting back together multiple times a week. "A lot of people will say, 'I've never had this before.

People in relationships who constantly question whether their partner loves them, or whether they've found Mr. Right, may have a condition known as relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Now, a new study finds that, perhaps not surprisingly, people with these symptoms may be less satisfied with their sex lives than those who don't have this condition.

They often question why they are attracted to other people if they are in a relationship.

They may also pore over their partner's photographs and pick out every minute flaw or disseminate all their personality flaws.

In the study, people with symptoms of relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder (ROCD) — which can include behaviors such as constantly reassessing whether you love your partner, doubting your partner's love or thinking about a partner's physical flaws — were less likely to be satisfied with their sex lives than people without these symptoms.