By Dr Nosheen Kazmi, Trainee Psychiatrist ( CT2)
What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts.
Who is at risk?
Factors that may increase the risk of developing or triggering obsessive-compulsive disorder include:
CAUSES OF OCD
Obsessions often have themes to them, such as:
As with obsessions, compulsions typically have themes, such as:
When to see a doctor?
If your obsessions and compulsions are affecting your quality of life, see your doctor or mental health professional.
LIFE STYLE AND HOME REMEDIES:
-Take your medications as directed
-Pay attention to warning signs
-Check first before taking any other medications
-Practice what you learn
Problems resulting from OCD may include, among others:
Cite this article as-
Nosheen Kazmi (2017). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Explained. The Beautiful Space-A Journal of Mind, Art and Poetry. August 2017: TBSB122
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