What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its signs

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its signs

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We all worry about things like if we have left the door unlocked, or worrying the fact if you have left the straightener on. All these mirror quirks or worries are quite common. However, when these worries reach the brimming point then they turn into a mental disorder. This mental issue is called the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD. Sometimes people don’t even realize that they are the victims of this problem due to lack of awareness. (Also read: What are hypersexual disorder and its symptoms)

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive disorder mainly feeds on anxiety. The person finds himself or herself surrounded by negative obsessive thoughts about minor things. People who suffer from this problem fail to find mental peace as they are constantly thinking about all negative consequences.

This disorder has two main part that is Obsession and Compulsion. Obsession refers to constant stressful thoughts or urges that take up all the thinking process of the person. The victim finds it difficult to think of anything other than all those negative emotions. Whereas compulsion means doing a task, again and again, to make sure that you have done it right. For example switching lights off and on multiple times, or arranging and rearranging things in your room again and again. All these things make you full of stress and anxiety. [Also read: How To Build Self Confidence From Scratch]

Signs of Obsessive Compulsion Disorder

  • Constant urge to clean your hands or shower frequently due to the fear of germs.
    Obsession about cleaning. Therefore, the victim has an irresistible desire to clean and organize things
  • Constantly rechecking things, like checking the door multiple times to make sure that it is locked.
  • Organizing things again and again till you feel it is perfect. Victim have compulsive thoughts to make sure everything is in the right place.
  • Overanalysing the everyday conversation. Victims of OCD fear public humiliation and disapproval. Which is why they constantly dissect all the conversation with everyone.

All these are the early signs that you are suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. [Also read: What are the signs of social anxiety]

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