OCD (Obssesive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a potentially disabling psychological disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors that significantly interfere with normal life. Obsessions are unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts which the person cannot suppress and which can cause overwhelming anxiety. Compulsions are repetitive, ritualized behaviors that the person feels driven to perform to alleviate the anxiety of the obsessions. Approximately 80 percent of patients with OCD have both obsessions and compulsions; 20 percent have only obsessions or only compulsions. The obsessive and compulsive rituals can occupy many hours of each day.

The symptoms of OCD, which are the obsessions and compulsions, may vary. Common obsessions include :
  • Fear of dirt or contamination by germs.
  • Fear of causing harm to another.
  • Fear of making a mistake.
  • Fear of being embarrassed or behaving in a socially unacceptable manner.
  • Fear of thinking evil or sinful thoughts.
  • Need for order, symmetry, or exactness.
  • Excessive doubt and the need for constant reassurance.
Common Compulsions Include :
  • Repeatedly bathing, showering, or washing hands.
  • Refusing to shake hands or touch doorknobs.
  • Repeatedly checking things, such as locks or stoves.
  • Constant counting, mentally or aloud, while performing routine tasks.
  • Constantly arranging things in a certain way.
  • Eating foods in a specific order.
  • Being stuck on words, images or thoughts, usually disturbing, that won't go away and can interfere with sleep.
  • Repeating specific words, phrases, or prayers.
  • Needing to perform tasks a certain number of times.
  • Collecting or hoarding items with no apparent value.

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