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Obsessive compulsive disorder


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Are you looking for an answer on How to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Learn about signs, symptoms, causes and available treatments or effective medications.

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Obsessive compulsive disorder

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  2. 2.     Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD can be a very destructive anxiety disorder. OCD is an anxiety disorder by unwanted and repeated thoughts, feeling, or repetitive behaviors. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects children and adolescents as well as adults. Most recognize their obsessions are irrational and compulsions are excessive or unreasonable.
  3. 3. Common obsessive thought in OCD:  Fear of causing harm to yourself and others.  Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas.  Fear of losing or not having things you might need.  Believes in superstitions, considered something lucky or unlucky.  Inappropriate sexual thought or violent thoughts.
  4. 4. Common compulsive behavior in OCD:  Double-checking things, such as locks, appliances and light switches.  Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning.  Arranging things as just so.  Repeating certain words, counting.  Indulged in senseless things to reduce anxiety.
  5. 5. The exact cause of OCD is still not known but a few theories are listed below.  Biology: Changes in body’s natural chemistry or brain functions  Genetics: OCD runs in families sometimes and can be passed on.  Depression: Depression may be sometimes develop OCD symptoms.
  6. 6.     Cognitive Therapy: Conversational therapy sessions to help the better understand this order and how to deal with it. Variety of drug treatments: Antidepressant medicine help to balance brain. Psychotherapy: Can be used to reduce stress, anxiety and resolve inner conflicts. Self-Help: Learn about the disorder, join a support group or use relaxation techniques
  7. 7. Introducing by Tim O’Lawler