Intrusive thoughts or obsessions as psychologists call them affecting everyone. But some people can’t get rid of them as easily as the rest of us.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental anxiety disorder which produces repeated thoughts or images about many different things, such as fear of germs, dirt, or intruders; acts of violence; hurting loved ones; sexual acts; or being overly tidy.
According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders, like OCD are more prevalent in developed countries than in developing countries.
In the U.S. 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children face OCD.
Researchers have found that people with OCD often score very highly for particular personality traits. These include: Neuroticism, Impulsivity, Responsibility, Indecisiveness and Perfectionism.
On average, people are diagnosed with OCD when they are 19-years-old.OCD is treatable and people who suffer from it can live a normal life.
Perfectionism is one of the most common personality traits in OCD. Indeed, some researchers have described obsessive-compulsives as the ultimate perfectionists.Neuroticism – anxious and keen to avoid dangerous situations during OCD personality traits.
People who suffer from obsessive-compulsivedisorder (OCD) are plagued by intrusive thoughts that they can’t banish from their minds, no matter how hard they try. Intrusive thoughts or obsessions as psychologists call them affecting everyone. But some people can’t get rid of them as easily as the rest of us. The difference between OCD in adults and children is that children may not be able to realize the reason for their behaviour or thoughts (or that their behaviours or thoughts are unusual). People with family members who suffer from OCD might be predisposed to the illness. Also, as an anxiety disorder, experts believe that OCD might also be linked to levels of serotonin in the brain and stress or illness may trigger its symptoms. Obsessive-compulsives are tortured by these thoughts which they find profoundly disgusting and distressing. Many of us carry out daily rituals consisting of a series of tasks that we might otherwise forget. For example, checking that all the doors and windows are locked before we go to bed at night is a routine that guards against burglary. But in OCD, these rituals spiral out of control. Common obsessions include fears of contamination by germs, dirt or chemicals, flooding the house, causing a fire, or being burgled obsessions experienced by OCD sufferers can be grouped along with several common themes like common obsessions, common compulsions etc.OCD sufferers are driven to carry out complex rituals known as compulsions which are triggered by obsessions. Most OCD compulsions are logically related to their obsession. For instance, sufferers carry out cleaning rituals to rid themselves of contaminants.
Some OCD sufferers are so afraid of being misunderstood by others that they become very skilful at hiding their symptoms and can appear entirely normal. In other cases, symptoms can be so severe that sufferers receive disability compensation. Some Common compulsions include 1) Cleaning – repeatedly washing hands or wiping household surfaces for hours on end, 2) Checking – repeatedly questioning whether lights switches are turned off, or appliances are unplugged etc. Researchers have found that people with OCD often score very highly for particular personality traits. These include Neuroticism, Impulsivity, Responsibility, Indecisiveness and Perfectionism. Neuroticism – anxious and keen to avoid dangerous situations during OCD personality traits. Perfectionism is one of the most common personality traits in OCD. Indeed, some researchers have described obsessive-compulsives as the ultimate perfectionists. Symptoms of OCD may include: an overwhelming attraction to one person obsessive thoughts feeling the need to “protect” the person you’re in love with, possessive thoughts& actions, extreme jealousy over other interpersonal interactions and low self-esteem. Sometimes they physically harm themselves or that person also which turns into crime and mental illness.OLD is one type of OCD. Obsessive love disorder” (OLD) refers to a condition where you become obsessed with one person you think you may be in love with. You might feel the need to protect your loved ones obsessively or even become controlling of them as if they were a possession. The difference between healthy and obsessive love is that with the latter, those feelings of infatuation become extreme, expanding to the point of becoming obsessions. Obsessive love and jealousy that is delusional is a symptom of mental health problems and is a symptom that occurs in about 0.1% of adults.