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Symptoms and Treatments of OCD

Obsessive Compulsive disorder (also known as OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by the unnecessary need to display extremely routine and specific behaviors. People with OCD typically feel strong urges to do something over and over again just to feel safe. The urges are called obsessions and the ritualistic behaviors are called compulsions. For example: someone with OCD may develop an obsession with intruders, which could cause them to locking and re-locking their door several times before lying down to sleep. Many people with OCD are aware that their obsessions are unreasonable, but they feel powerless against them. “The majority (76%) of individuals with OCD have an Anxiety Disorder (e.g., Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia), and 63% have a Depressive or Bipolar Disorder” (Long, 2014). Trying to fight the urge to perform these rituals leads to extreme stress and can often be rather harmful. Having the obsessions without soothing them with the compulsions can lead to extreme anxiety. Unfortunately even while acting on the repetitive impulses a person with OCD still suffers from some form of anxiety. There are many common obsessions amongst people with OCD



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