Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a pattern of unpleasant thoughts and anxieties (obsessions) that cause you to engage in repetitive actions (compulsions). These compulsive thoughts and behaviours disrupt daily life and cause severe distress.
OCD differs from having preferences or habits that individuals have a choice and control over. OCD sufferers may try to ignore or stop the obsessions. However, that only increases the level of distress and anxiety. Eventually, they are driven strongly by their thoughts to perform compulsive acts to ease their stress. Despite trying their best to ignore or get rid of these bothersome thoughts or urges, they keep coming back. This pattern leads to the vicious cycle of OCD.
Some symptoms of OCD include:
- Washing your hands until your skin becomes raw
- Repeatedly checking on doors to ensure that they are locked
- Counting in a particular pattern
- Silently repeating a prayer, word, or phrase consistently
- Arranging your items in a certain fashion and cannot be rearranged in another way
OCD can affect individuals from all walks of life. It is time to give yourself a break and take the first step to regain control of your life back.
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