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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

September 27, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 8   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 481

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of mental disorder or disease in which there occurs persistent intrusive thoughts known as obsessions.


Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of mental disorder or disease in which there occurs persistent intrusive thoughts known as obsessions.

The main and important symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder are as follow-

1. In obsessive compulsive disorder, there occur persistent intrusive thoughts. Attempts are made to ignore or suppress the obsessive thought does not help in anyway.

2. Patient do the work for which he has compulsive thoughts with a sense of or with compulsive feeling coupled with a desire to resist or ignore the compulsion.

3. Although the patient knows the senselessness of the compulsive behavior and knows that he is having compulsive thoughts to do a particular work compulsory, although he does not enjoy doing it repeatedly but yet it provides a release of tension after doing it.

4. Example of obsessive compulsive disorder or thoughts are-

a) Repeatedly checking of lock many times to assure that whether it is locked properly or not.

b) Repeated hand washing in excess due to fear of contamination or infection or to keep hygiene in excess. Number of times patient wash hand is more than that required for maintaining hygiene and for preventing contamination.

c) Obsessive thoughts or compulsive thoughts to maintain extreme neatness that is it should be exact as new and not a piece or pin point size dirt should be there.


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