Obsessive compulsive disorder
What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
It is a mental illness consisting of obsessive thoughts and impulses called obsessions and repetitive behaviors and mental actions called compulsions. Not every obsessive thought or behavior means that a person has obsessive compulsive disorder. Being unsure of certain things and checking them over and over, being regular are things anyone can do. However, this disorder can be mentioned when obsessions and/or compulsions are seen, and when it significantly affects the daily functions of the person who goes with chronic and sometimes periodic exacerbations. There are thoughts, dreams, feelings and desires that come to the person's mind over and over again (obsession) and/or not being able to stop doing the same thing over and over again for a long time (compulsion). Even if the person tries to ignore or stop their obsessions, they cannot prevent the situation and increase their anxiety. The person pushes himself as he begins to engage in compulsive actions to relieve his stress. Even if they try to get rid of obsessive thoughts or urges, this can sometimes lead to worse outcomes.
What are OCD Symptoms?
Obsessive compulsive disorder usually includes obsessions and compulsions. However, it is also possible to have only obsessive symptoms or only compulsion symptoms. Obsessions are repetitive, persistent, and unintended images that cause distress or anxiety. The person tries to ignore or suppress these thoughts. Obsessions often have themes such as: Fear of dirt or contamination Being organized and symmetrical Obsession with excessive cleanliness Thoughts about harming self or loved ones Unwanted thoughts, such as sexual or religious issues Feelings of doubt and difficulty tolerating uncertainty Compulsions are in response to one's obsession or are rigid It includes repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels forced to do according to rules that must be followed in some way. Compulsions often have themes such as: Washing and cleaning Checking counting regularity saying words of religious value repeating words silently Obsessions and compulsions take up too much time (more than an hour a day). It is very important to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It may not heal on its own if left untreated. The most effective approach in treatment is to combine drugs with appropriate therapies.