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OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental condition, which traps people in a cycle of repetitive thoughts that push them to do repetitive behaviors. As the name states, the obsession over certain things compels them to do it over and over again. These actions will only help you feel relieved for a short time and soon the cycle starts back again.
Symptoms of OCD
The symptoms of OCD are classified into two groups, one for the obsessive behavior and the other for compulsive behavior. Some of the common symptoms for these are mentioned below:
As the name states this means obsessing over certain things, which varies from person to person. Some of the things could be:
- Being scared about making mistakes.
- The fear of being embarrassed in public situations.
- Constantly being scared about contamination by germs, microbes or dirt.
- Doubts about sure and simple situations and the need to be constantly reassured about them.
The obsessions usually results in compulsive behaviors, which you may need to perform to reassure and relieve yourself of the anxiety temporarily. Some of these may include:
- Trying to constantly arrange things in a certain way and still not being satisfied.
- Thoughts, words and images being stuck in your head throughout the day that may keep you disturbed and cause to lose sleep.
- You may even repeat specific words or actions multiple times as a measure of self reassurance.
- Hoarding of items, which have no value.
Causes of OCD
Biological factors: Certain chemical imbalances in the brain may lead to OCD, which may happen due to hormonal or biological changes. In fact certain infections are also known to trigger OCD in people.
Environmental factors: Certain types of mental trauma have been known to trigger OCD as well, such as
- Office, school, college or other work related stresses over a long period of time.
- The passing away of a near and dear one.
- Relationship problems.
- Repressed abuses from earlier in life.
Most treatments of OCD are categorized into two types:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: This is a counseling based therapy where you may be slowly asked to face your fears and overcome them over a period of time.
- Medications: Antidepressants, inhibitors, or antipsychotic drugs or relaxants in various combinations may be used to treat OCD.
- Electroconvulsive therapy: Only in the rarest of cases would doctors consider electroconvulsive therapy, if the patient is a danger to themselves or others around them.
Hi, Hello sir meri problem yeh hai ke mere brain par mera control nhi hai aur har time vichar ate rehte hai. Kahi vi dhian nhi. Aur je 6 month se hai ye problem hai mai kya kar sakta hu concentration increase krne ke liye.
- Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.
- Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
- Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?
- Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below.
- Thoughts: Do not let your thoughts control you. Defuse your thoughts by saying "it's just a Thought".
- You have a choice. You have two sides of subpersonality one who says "I'm deprssed" and the other says " You are fine" which one is stronger ?? :- Its the one you feed...!
- Symptoms: Just like anyother deseases example Fever , cold there are symptoms which will make your psychologically weak and it can be cure since you have identified that those are symptoms of fever and cold and by taking medicine it will be just fine. Like wise if you can understand the symptoms and the cause for Anxiety and Depression you can work with it and manage to get better.
My husband is alcoholic. He is taking 1.5 bottle in a day. He is not ready to take medical treatment now. I'm observing withdrawal symptoms like depression sweating dizziness overslept shrinking of body etc etc so what should I do and how can I help him? Please suggest
Psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia do not appear all of a sudden. There are small changes that happen to an individual over a long period of time until the disease fully develops. These signs and symptoms might be too subtle in the early stage for other people to notice until they become obvious. But an early detection of any irregularity proves to be more beneficial for the patient in the long run.
It is important to know the telltale symptoms of mental disorder to distinguish between what is regular and what is not.
- Withdrawal: Everyone needs some quiet time to cool off and relax but if a person continuously withdraws him/herself from social occasions and avoids meeting or speaking to friends, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Losing interest in life, work and people are symptoms of depression and psychotic disorder.
- Thinking problems: Having trouble concentrating, remembering, understanding and explaining oneself in a coherent manner are some common signs of mental disorder.
- Anxiety: Excessive stress and anxious behavior for a prolonged period are not normal. Frequent heart palpitations, headache, shortness of breath, racing mind and restlessness are cries of help that need to be heard.
- Emotional outbursts: Sudden dramatic outbursts for no apparent reason, frequent mood swings and feeling distressed are potent signs of mental illnesses. These kinds of behavior are seen as part of a person's nature and so they are often unnoticed.
- Changes in appetite and sleeping patterns: Oversleeping may be a sign of depression and insomnia could be a sign of anxiety. Changes in appetite and not caring about oneself or the world are indicators of a mental problem.
I had breakup with my bf. I loved him so much but he cheated me. Insulted me. Now I might feeling so depressed I had physical relation with me him I don't know how to overcome with it. I nearly feel connected with it BTW all this is can't focus on my studies in feel demotivated that there is nothing In my life. What should I do?
Hello doctor mere stomach mein gas bahut banti hai kabhi pet saaf ho jata hai kbhi der se. Tongue pe chaalle bhi hote hai aur mouth bhi sukhta hai. Mere muscle bahut jaldi weak ho jate hai. Aur chakar bhi lagte hai. Negative thought bhi aate hai. Nerves bhi kampti hai. Mein 12 years se over masturbation kar rha hu. Jaldi nervous bhi ho jata hu. Ek saal se upar ho gya hai par abhi tak kuch solve nhi ho saka. Bahut saari medicine khayi aur docotrs badle. Bahut se test v karvaye. News dekhte dekhte last year mere stomach ko jhatka lga aur meri tongue kampne lgi aur legs bhi. please btaiye mujhe problem kya hai?
Many of us tend to comply with every single request that is put forward to us by our peers, family, or at the workplace by our superiors. We choose to take up more jobs than we can efficiently handle and put unnecessary stress on ourselves even at the cost of our time and well-being. Must we always do that? Why do we say yes?
People have the notion that saying no can come across as rude or uncaring. You may feel that you are letting someone down by turning down their request or risking a relationship when in reality, it has mostly to do with your self-confidence than your relationships with people. People who have low self-confidence tend to value their own needs less than the needs of others.
It may branch from overbearing parents, high expectations set by your peers and mentors or experiencing parenthood yourself and setting unreasonable standards for yourself. Childhood influences are usually the biggest cause of people always saying ‘yes’ all the time.
How to start saying say no?
If you want to take a step back and start saying no to make sure your own needs are valued, here’s what you need to do.
- Refuse politely, when it seems not possible: Do not overcomplicate responses and try to be as simple in your responses as you can be. If you are asked to do something, and you want to say no, try to be polite in your body language and state that it is not convenient for you at the moment and that you would rather get back to it later.
- Seek time before committing: The transition from saying ‘yes’ all the time to saying no does take time! Start to give yourself more time and ask people to get back to you later. This way you can begin to build more self-confidence and learn to say no over time. This also allows you to evaluate your response instead of immediately saying yes or no to the person asking the favor or task.
- Do not feel guilty: Deep down if you want to do a favor, you can go ahead with it, but you should also understand that it is okay to say no, and there is no need to associate guilt with it. You should set boundaries and allow people around you to understand how much favors they can ask you for instead of presenting you with an endless amount of favors from you.
- Set your boundaries: Refusal does not amount to rejection as you have just as much right to say ‘no’ as the person who is asking the favor from you. You are simply turning down a request, and in most situations, there is a middle ground for compromises where both you and the requester can be satisfied. If you have limited time to fulfill a request, let the person know and help out only as much as you can without overstepping your boundaries.
Bringing in these changes can help you be more self-confident, and at the same time enable you to say no when you need to without weighing yourself down with expectations and fear or rejection.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a disorder found in young children. Some common traits of a kid suffering from ODD include disobedient behavior, vindictiveness, manipulation, anger issues and irritability. These kids are known to have a negative mindset and are very difficult to get along with.
Here is a list of ways to deal with a kid suffering from ODD
- Communicate you expectations clearly: Kids suffering from this disorder feels an irresistible urge to control the environment they are residing in. It helps when you lay down simple, but mandatory house rules such as not raising the voice, being kind to others, refraining from hurting family and friends etc. This will not only keep their behavior in check, but will help them to make better choices.
- Be calm: Make sure you don’t give your kids any room to argue. Remind them that house rules apply for everyone. A back-and-forth argument will give your kids to impose his will on you. Explain in short the parental requirement that is expected. While giving instructions make sure you maintain a calm and collective dialect. Scolding or arguing your kid will do more harm than good.
- Use empathy: Instead of imposing parental will, it is best to be empathetic towards your defiant kid. For instance despite your repeated warnings, if your kid continues to watch TV or hook to the play station, remind them why it is important to go to bed early. Explain to them that you understand his feeling of having to leave the day for the night, but also tell them how his favorite activities can be continued the next day.
- Reward scheme: Kids with ODD reacts wonderfully to a reward system. For instance, if he successfully sticks to the rules laid in the house or behaves the way he is expected, he should be rewarded for the job well done. This reward scheme should be declared well in advance. As a parent, your job is to continuously remind him about the reward if he manages to do a job well. This incentive scheme will force your kid to be obedient.
- Don’t use false threats: Be very precise with your kid about the instruction you want them to follow. If you want him to brush his teeth before going to sleep, make it very clear to him what would be the consequences if the instruction is not followed. Do not use empty threats. As a parent, if you fail to keep your end of the bargain, your kid will not value your word anymore.
- Create a routine: A routine works well with kids suffering from ODD disorder. Every task should be time bound with more than one choice. For instance, between 5 PM to 7 PM allow them to do either of the two things like playing outdoor games or spending time with the play station.
I was in depression I am taking medicines for 1 month I got recovered now feeling healthy should I continue to take medicines?
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
Sir I am 24 year old student my memory capacity is very low that is when I remember something I forget it on the next day please suggest some good medicines to improve concentration level and memory I have read on somewhere else that eating blue berries gone really help to memorise easily will this true or it is a myth only please suggest.
Hi. Am 24. I was a very jolly kid in childhood. Had many frnds in school. But in class 11 I was bullied and made fun of by my friends. I didn't liked it. I got angry. Slowly everyone in class started teasing me. I started being alone. I avoided going out. Because of fear of meeting them and being made fun of. All this while I got so nervous that I didn't knew how to tackle all this. So I started masturbating. Because after masturbating I would feel relief of all the tension and thought of bulling and teasing. It continued for 1.5 year. Then I stopped going out. I didn't like going out. I had no interest in anything. Though I was an bright student. But didn't opt for higher studies because of fear that I will. Have to meet them at tution. I ignored them and we left the place. I would also add a point that they would call at night to disturb as a result till today I find it fearful to attend a call from unknown number. Di then started professional studies, but due to family problem study stopped and had to work. I came across a girl via FB. Became frnds. I started realizing that I had feeling I proposed she rejected buy said if I pass she will say yes. I had resume studies and I actually passed the next exam. But within few days rather than saying yes she made her friend call me. Who said he'll lot of things to me. I was unhappy. I tested her that she could have said so. Rather than making other people involving in it. I was hurt. I deleted my watsapp. She tested me after 4 months said sorry and accepted proposal of mine. I didn't force her or even ask her this time. I went to meet her. We had good talks. Meanwhile I failed next exam. And after she says she tested me saying she had no feelings and was trying to see if feelings could grow in her heart. I was damn sad. Requested her but she was angry and didn't reply. Everything was over. It's been 9 months all this memory coming back from school to this girl. I can't concentrate on anything. I don't like working anymore. No interest in anything. Feel like running away from everyone. I feel worthless. I feel disgusting. What to do. I can't memories properly. Thought about all this comes in mind. Every one says I have become short temperer. I am getting thinner day by day. And no happiness in life. please guide me. What to do.
I am 16 year old boy. I took a lot of stress for 3-4 months. Sometimes I could not even sleep due to high stress level. Have I developed high blood pressure because sometimes I have headaches?
Hi am 24. I am have fearful thought about everything in my life. Means if I don't pass my life would be difficult. What would I do. If I marry will I even be able to sustain the marriage. On every single incident my heart beat increases very fast. I can't decide what to do and what not. What to do. Whom to consult.
In order to provide tailored treatment choices to a maximum number of patients, researchers from Stanford University in the US have defined five new categories of mental illness that will cut across the current broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression.
The five categories are general anxiety, tension, anhedonia, melancholia and anxious arousal. These categories are primarily defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation.
This step was taken, in order to provide guided treatment to millions of patients who suffer from these problems worldwide. In India, as per WHO the number of people who suffer from depression and anxiety is 5 and 3 Crore respectively.