What Are The Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

WHAT IS OBSESSIVE-COMPLUSIVE DISORDER?

This mental illness is triggered by an obsessive nature and thoughts which lead to compelling, unpleasant compulsive behaviors. OCD can be diagnosed in kids as young as 6 years old; it is caused by different factors such as unusual brain activity, family history, personality, or some specific events.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER?

Examples of obsessive thoughts:

  • Fear of being contaminated by people or the environment
  • Distressing sexual thoughts or images
  • Religious, often offensive, thoughts or fears
  • Fear of committing aggression or being harmed (self or loved ones)
  • Anxious that something is not finished
  • Extreme anxiety with order, symmetry, or precision
  • Fear of losing something significant
  • Other obsessive symptoms may include irrelevant obsessive thoughts, images, sounds, words or music

Examples of compulsive behaviors:

  • Excessive or habitual hand washing, showering, brushing teeth, etc.
  • Recurrent cleaning and performing household chores
  • Repeated inspection of objects such as doors, locks, switches, appliances, etc.
  • Arranging or placing things in a specific way
  • Repetitively seeking approval or reassurance
  • Repeated actions, such as counting, repeating, extremely preferencing or dodging certain numbers
  • An individual may ignore particular people, places, or circumstances that may trigger or cause obsessions and/or compulsions. Avoiding these may cause more damage and a person to function normally in their daily life.

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be managed and become significantly improved if the person takes the appropriate treatment and medication. Book an appointment with the best psychiatrist in Lahore so that you can live a normal and healthy life at school, work or home, foster good relationships, and enjoy leisure activities.