Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the preoccupation with distressing, intrusive. thoughts or urges and the acting out of repetitive, compulsive acts through excessive avoidance or make-right behaviors.
OCD is a debilitating mental-health issue that is found in both children and adults. It is linked to a wide variety of functional impairments and has a significant impact on social and occupational capabilities as well as on relationships and sense of self. Some who suffer from OCD are successful in keeping their obsession a secret. yet live with an ongoing fear being discovered. The presence of obsessions or compulsions are time-consuming and interfere with a person's normal functioning and ability enjoy life.
OCD sufferers experience frequent and abnormal episodes of ruminative thinking and worry about fundamental life issues, For those with OCD, the obsessive thoughts and/or behaviors often cause the individual to try and suppress and squelch such thoughts; yet often another behavior or compulsive thought replaces the original Then repeats itself over and over again. as if in a continual loop to which there is no end. A person with OCD often struggles with these particular situations or concepts: contamination, bodily fluids, germs, environmental contaminants, household chemicals, and dirt or dust
OCD is thought to be triggered by a combination of genetic, neurological, behavioral, cognitive and environ, mental} factors. Treatment usually requires a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and in some cases, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI). It is important to seek treatment for OCD as soon as obsessive-compulsive tendencies begin as qua}ity of life can be impacted when struggling. OCD treatment usual}y requires a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and. in some cases, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI).
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