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It’s not common knowledge that some cases of mental obsessions and behavioral compulsions can actually be a medical condition known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Medical help - through medication and psychotherapy – can help significantly in most cases.


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14 December 2018 Riya-Mittal Mental Health Read times OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS Have you ever come across people who might appear almost fanatic about washing hands or making sure that doors are locked Some of these people might be significantly impacting their day-to-day lives with their paralyzing thoughts e.g. are my hands infected and the consequent behaviors like repetitive washing of hands. Usually not understood well by common people these are symptoms of a medical condition – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD. A person with OCD gets irresistible thoughts obsessions and behaviors compulsions with a strong desire to repeat again and again. Individuals with OCD often try to relieve anxiety or tension by carrying out certain acts compulsive. The compulsive behavior brings a measure of relief but it’s only temporary so when the anxiety returns the person must perform the action again to get relief. This develops into a cycle where relief from the anxiety reinforces the need to repeat the compulsive behavior in order to experience another brief period of relief. but end up with more stress and uneasiness. The aftermath of OCD can affect ones job relationships and social life. Rather than feeling stressed ashamed or embarrassed one should seek medical help for this condition. And if you have a family member or a friend exhibiting similar symptoms extend Handling baby colic → What is OCD Symptoms of OCD BLOG     C A T E G O R I E S Child Health 4 Diabetes 8 Exercise and Fitness 9 Health Management 12 Healthy Diet 8 Healthy Heart 2 Healthy Living 21 Mental Health 8 Oral Health 2 Personal Health Records 3 Pregnancy 5 Respiratory health 1 Sleep Health 2 Weight Management 3 Womens Health 8 HEALNT MD HEALNT LOGIN

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help for medical consultation. Symptoms of OCD Not all habits and patterns are compulsive but the feeling of having no control over certain behaviors is associated with OCD. OCD symptoms are related to certain themes such as cleanliness order symmetry violence unpleasant sexual and religious thoughts. Obsession symptoms are characterized by repeated persistent and unwanted thoughts urges or images including: Arranging things orderly and symmetrical Fear of being contaminated by germs and dirt Aggressive or horrific feeling about harming yourself or others Unwanted thoughts including aggression The aggression of sexual or religious subjects Urge to do unpleasant or obscene acts Compulsion symptoms are repetitive behavior or conduct that you feel driven to perform: Repeated Counting and Checking Demanding reassurances Silently repeating a prayer word or phrase Excessive washing and cleaning Arranging your canned goods to face the same way The uncertainty of what you have done or did not do like the closing door or turning off the oven Symptoms develop gradually and turn to severity throughout your life. This lifelong disorder can be severe and time-consuming. While adults realize that the obsessions and compulsions do not make sense the children may not understand what is wrong. Risk Factors The causes of OCD are not well known but risk factors include: Genetics Parent sibling or child who has OCD can pass it on to their relatives. Brain Structure and Functioning Brain structure frontal cortex and subcortical structures of patients with OCD is different. Environment Physical or sexual abuses in the early stages or other trauma are at an increased risk of developing OCD. Treatment of OCD There is no sure way to prevent and cure the OCD. It is usually treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. While some patients with OCD respond well to OCD Causes What triggers OCD OCD Treatment Therapies for OCD Cure for OCD OCD Risk Factors Obsessive Compulsive Living with OCD OCD Depression Compulsive Disorder OCD Thoughts Overcoming OCD Obsession Symptoms OCD Triggers Understanding OCD Is OCD a mental disorder OCD tendencies Obsessive Thinking Disorder

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treatment with improvements others may continue to experience symptoms People with OCD are often found to have other mental disorders as well such as anxiety depression and body dysmorphic disorder. It is therefore important for a doctor to consider other symptoms and disorders as well when making decisions about the treatment. For more information visit the Healnt Blog. Download Healnt today to actively monitor your health vitals doctor consultations medical reports prescriptions and much more. Get Healnt Android App here. Get Healnt iOS App here. Related posts Obsessive Compulsive Disorders It’s not common knowledge that some cases of mental obsessions and behavioral compulsions can… Stress - Symptoms Management Stress is common in everyday life but stress for long duration or severe stress can wear you down ... Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder can be a severe even life threatening though treatable disorder. People suff... Currently rated 5.0 by 1 people    

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