Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

About- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive and irrational thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to doing repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
 
Symptoms-
Several themes of obsessions are
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Aggressiveness
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Anxiety disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Checking
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Counting
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Demanding reassurances
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Distress about unpleasant sexual images
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Orderliness
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Strict routine maintenance
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Unwanted thoughts
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Washing and cleaning
 
Example of Compulsions
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Check door lock frequently
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Check the stove several times to make sure it is off
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Count certain patterns or repeat the same word, phrase, or action
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Fear of shaking hands or touching things in public
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Wash hand repeatedly
 
Causes-
The exact cause of this disease is not properly understood. Heredity, certain biological and environmental factors may play a role developing this disease.
 
Risk factors
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Family history
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Other mental health disorders
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Stressful life events
 
Specialists to visit
Psychiatrist Clinical Psychologist

Psychiatrist Psychiatrist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nimh.nih.gov

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