Shri Rishin psychiatry Clinic – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ) Treatment
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is characterized by repetitive and intrusive thoughts, images or impulses that are unwanted and unwelcome, also repetitive behaviors that the person feels compelled to do or both.
Also major fear of person suffering from this illness is mere His/Her thinking can cause actual event. So they become too apprehensive about their own thinking. This is all happening, they are aware of it and still not able to control it, this is really making them nervous. Sometimes to avoid distressing thoughts some people start praying to God or chanting any nonspecific word, which is also become a Symptom of illness known as ‘blocking compulsions.’
OCD can be explained with two component, thought part and behavior part. One is obsession means repetitive thoughts and feeling over which person having no control and are coming against his/her will. And the other is compulsions which are behavioral component means repetitive behaviors done according to the inner repetitive thoughts. Most often, the compulsions are done to reduce the anxiety associated with the obsessive thought.
e. g. cleanliness type OCD (Washers) have obsessions “germs will infect me, I will become ill” and compulsions “repetitive hand washing, floor cleaning, keeping everything perfect”
Doubt about own actions (Checkers) like they have doubt whether they switch off the light or not, lock the door or not, closed the gas connection or not.