What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and who is victim of OCD?
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions that come up off and can become disabling. Obsession is a scary thought right thing and leads the life of the individual, to the point of making it lose its sense of priorities. Wracked with anxiety, the person tries to relieve quickly through measures reinsurance. It can lead to avoidance of certain situations and intolerable behavior.
Victims with OCD have all conscious of the absurdity of their behavior or their thoughts, but they fail to get rid despite their efforts. It’s an uncontrollable urge, uncontrollable. The onset is either very gradual or a rapid response to trauma.
OCD is not rare:
The OCD is not rare, although it gets little, because the feelings of shame and guilt of most of those affected have long contributed to the secrecy surrounding the disease.
60 to 70% of people with OCD are affected before age 30, and 50% before age 18.
Role of Obsessions:
Obsessions: thoughts, impulses or recurrent and persistent, intrusive and inappropriate, causing marked anxiety or distress.
The subject made efforts to ignore or suppress or neutralize other thoughts or actions.
The person recognizes that thoughts come from his own mental activity.
- Dirt and germs (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites)
- Fear of having hateful thoughts on religion or sexuality
- The need for symmetry (put items online or in a certain order …)
- Fear of not being able to get rid of unnecessary things
- The need for order
- Fear of violent act or pulse
- The fear of aggression or assault (crush someone with his car)
Compulsion is a repetitive act of thought:
repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rules applied in an inflexible manner. These behaviors are intended to neutralize or reduce distress or prevent a dreaded event or situation. Brought relief and helps to strengthen and maintain the disease. The subject cannot help but realize these repetitive actions, he knows that this behavior is absurd but it cannot help making unnecessary moves or having an attitude that he regrets.
Different forms of compulsions
- Checks too frequently: the auditors, they spend all their time to control lights, doors, gas …
- Unwarranted fear of suffering serious illnesses, cancer (hypochondria)
- Mental calculations
- Conjuring formulas (walking between the grooves of the sidewalk to ward off bad luck …)
- Improper toilet (take about twenty showers a day …)
- Excessive cleaning
- Repetitive touching of objects
- To pull strands of hair
- Scratching unnecessarily
- Biting nails (nail biting)
- Excessive and uncontrolled purchases
- Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
- Desire to Steal
- Give up driving for fear of killing someone with his car …
Hand washing, checks, orders for items and arithmetic operations are among the most common compulsions. In addition, there diagnosed with OCD if the obsessions or compulsions are time-consuming or cause disarray.
Here is all about detection of OCD, in coming articles we will be discussing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and different aspects of treating OCD it may include origin of OCD.
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