Daniel Radcliffe encourages OCD patients to seek help

London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe has urged those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to seek professional help for the condition.

The 22-year-old actor developed OCD when he was just five years old, and sought out therapy when his anxiety became so bad that it took him five minutes to switch off a light, reported Sun online.

Now the British actor is encouraging anyone with the affliction to turn to a therapist - because the counseling sessions have helped him keep his problem under control.

"I had to repeat every sentence I said under my breath. I would encourage everyone to undergo therapy. It doesn`t mean you`re insane or weak," he said.

Radcliffe also said that he is in need of another session too.

"I haven`t had it this year so far and I`m missing it," he added.