Are OCD sufferers more willing and able to be violent?
my answer is the same as they both are not linked to each other.
OCD and violence, they are both opposite things. People with OCD may have anger issues but they are not violent. They are afraid of their intrusive thoughts. For example: if OCD sufferers have thoughts about killing other people with knives, they hide all knives and don't go near them. They are so exhausted and frustrated with themselves.
I don't think OCD is significantly linked to violence.
The relationship between OCD and violence can be pretty complex.
Some people with OCD may become angry at having to live with such a difficult disorder while others may experience anger as part of their obsessions or compulsions.
It's like a vicious cycle: having violent thoughts, feeling guilty and anry because of having them which can often result with anger episodes.
In OCD, the level, intensity, and specific behaviors of an anger episode can vary from person to person.
Some people may express anger in destructive ways, while others internalize their anger instead. Some may do both.
Individuals with violent OCD obsessions may also fear becoming angry, because they may fear that it will lead to them “snapping” or losing control.
One of the most prevalent manifestations of anger in OCD, though, is reactive anger. This anger is less primary to the disorder and is more of a secondary reaction to having OCD.