Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) a form of anxiety disorder, which has pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviours (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress. persons spend hours doing activity affected his and family member’s life.

Obsession (thoughts) has following quality:
Compulsion are repetitive acts physical or mental
Multifactorial, involving several possible components:
How common is OCD?

OCD is thought to affect around one person per 100 adults and one person per 200 children, and is found equally in men and women. It usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood but may develop in childhood. There are generally two age ranges when OCD first appears:

  1. between ages 8 and 12 or
  2. between the late teens and early adulthood.

There is some evidence that OCD may run in families.

OCD may be associated with other anxiety, depressive or eating disorders.


Panic attacks typically include some of these signs or symptoms:

Obsessions often have themes to them, such as:
Examples of obsession signs and symptoms include:
compulsions typically have themes, such as:
Examples of compulsion signs and symptoms include:

OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two… Although most patients with OCD respond to treatment, some patients continue to experience symptoms.

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs), which include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to help reduce OCD symptoms.

Psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for adults and children with OCD.

Cgnitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is main form of therapy for OCD. Research has shown that if properly done patients have good response.

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