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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disease and is considered by the World Health Organization as one of the 20 most disabling diseases. It is a neurological problem that results in anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts, i.e ideas that generate recurrent and persistent anxiety, fear and anxiety. These obsessive thoughts also are expressed in many ways and live with feelings contrary to them, and can cause compulsive behaviors in order to calm anxiety generated and transformed or overreactions of resistance to own obsessive ideas. It is a disorder that affects the patient’s daily life and can occur at any age, but usually begins in adolescence.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a kind of mental illness that causes the person to repeat the same thing again and again in a fear. The person with OCD is aware that obsessions and compulsions are senseless, still cannot avoid them. The cause of OCD Disorder is still unknown.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

  • Brain malfunctioning
  • Genetics
  • Neurological causes
  • Behavior
  • Environmental factors
  • Behavior
  • Stress

Symptom’s of OCD

OCD symptoms vary from mild to severe. They include obsessions and compulsions. The most common is to have both obsessions and compulsions, but sometimes the person with OCD experience only one of these. One can have more than one obsession or compulsion. Compulsive can be concrete actions, or simply things that are done in the mind.

The most common obsessions are:

  • Feel that a specific thing is dirty
  • Worrying about health
  • Worrying about hygiene
  • Feeling Fear every time
  • Having Anti-religious thoughts
  • Having Dirty thoughts in Mind

The most common compulsions are as follows:

  • Making sure Doors are locked
  • Washing hands after touching a object every time
  • Repeating same Things again and again
  • Collecting unwanted things
  • Counting numbers

The OCD can be treated with the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and drug treatment depending upon the clinical history of the patient. However drug treatment can have some side effects and is considered as short term solution

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