The domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental disorder where one need to check on same thing repeatedly on a routine basis or have such thoughts repeatedly (called obsessions).
People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked, lights are off or not, cleanliness. Some may have difficulty throwing things out.
These activities occur to such a degree that the person’s daily life is negatively affected. This often takes up more than an hour a day. Most adults realise that the behaviours do not make sense. The condition is associated with tics, anxiety disorder, and an increased risk of suicide. Affected people have no control on their activities and are possessed to perform these activities all day repeatedly.
Onset of this disorder starts around 35 years. The cause is unknown and the risk factors include a history of child abuse or other stress-inducing event.
Treatment includes counselling, medical treatment with antidepressants which are now a days replaced by alternative form of treatment by “Bach Flower Remedy” which are safe and reliable to use.
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