Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurrent thoughts (mostly negative), needs to check things repeatedly and/or perform certain actions repeatedly.
OCD is a chronic and long-lasting disorder and it can severely impact a person’s life and his/her relationships. A person is so preoccupied with mental images/thoughts called obsessions and repeated action performing, that it ultimately leads to anxiety and depression.
Signs and Symptoms
- Obsessive thoughts may include:
- Fear of germs or contamination
- Excessive sexual thoughts
- Destructive thoughts towards oneself and others
- The need to check things repeatedly called compulsive behavior may include:
- Excessive hand washing
- Checking if the door is correctly locked or not
- Maniac tendency that everything should be in perfect order
- Severe anxiety and depression
- Can even lead to suicidal tendencies
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As with every homeopathic remedy it should be taken under the guidance of a certified homeopathy.
If untreated, the severity of OCD can worsen to the point that the sufferer’s life becomes consumed. Specifically, it can inhibit their ability to attend school, keep a job, and/or can lead to social isolation. Many people with this condition consider killing themselves, and about 1% die by suicide.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is OCD in humans?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.
What are the symptoms of OCD?
Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include:
Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others, Fear of losing control and harming yourself or others, Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images, Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas, Fear of losing or not having things you might need.