M.S.Psychotherapy and counseling, M.A-Philosophy, B.A.M.S, Meditation Therapist, Cerificate in REBT
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How can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder be defined?
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly referred to as OCD is a type of anxiety disorder which is characterized by unwanted and uncontrollable thoughts which compel an individual to perform repetitive and ritualized behaviour. People suffering from OCD recognize the obsessive behaviours and thoughts as irrational but they would not able to control it anyway. OCD is a psychological problem which can be managed and treated.
Which of these are involved in OCD?
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Obsessive compulsive disorder is an ailment where the affected individual recognizes the obsessions and compulsions but is unable to break free or resist them. The vicious cycle of the disease involves four major mental changes which circles around obsessive thoughts that moves to anxiety and paves the way for compulsive behavior and finally culminates in temporary relief to strike all over again. Consulting with a psychologist can give you an insight on these thoughts and behaviors and help you find a way out.
Having obsessive thoughts or compulsive behavior always means that a person has OCD.
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It is very important to understand that just because a person has obsessive thoughts or compulsive behavior doesn t necessarily signify that the person has OCD. When a person has OCD, he suffers from tremendous distress and it intrudes with daily chores and personal relationships. For instance, a person suffering from OCD would check 20 times to make sure that the stove is turned off while a normal person may check twice. Don t neglect the signs and symptoms of OCD and consult with a psychologist if you notice symptoms.
People suffering from OCD have a tendency to protect and hoard things which are of no value.
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The habit of hoarding is directly linked with OCD where an affected person keeps on collecting and hoarding things which are of very less or no value. But it is crucial to note that people with a habit of hoarding may also suffer from other mental disorders including depression, compulsive buying, PTSD, kleptomania, skin picking and ADHD. Identifying the psychological problem is the first step towards a cure.
Exercising and relaxation techniques can help in relieving OCD.
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Exercising is a natural and highly effective means of treatment for reducing OCD. It can aid in controlling the signs and symptoms of OCD by improving the functionalities of the nervous system and can help the mind to refocus when the obsessive thoughts and compulsions occur. A 30 active workout such as aerobics and relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditation can help in improving OCD. When suffering from OCD, it is important to find out the ways of improving the condition rather than avoiding the fears.