Hello Every One. Today, we are going to learn
What is OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). It’s normal to double-check something once in a while. For Eg. we always do check gas regulator, door knob,
electricity switch when we moving out. But OCD Patient do repeat such activities
multiple time rather than once/twice. Like in this example Patient have
thoughts his/her hands are contaminated. So Patient will do act on that particular thought.
and start washing hands. Again patient will have same thoughts that hands are still contaminated need to wash again. again patient do the same activity (washing hands). and repeating same process for multiple times. as like in another example. While moving out from house patient will make sure that door locked properly. But the thought will reoccur in brain that door is
not locked properly patient will do check again (door locked or not) and the same unwanted thoughts comes is brain And same process repeats multiple times. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Patient will have unwanted thoughts (Obsessive thought) patient will have anxiety due to such unwanted thoughts and to get rid of anxiety patient do act on it.(Compulsion) like,in first example( hand washing) person receive thought that “my hands are contaminated”and need to wash again. here patient receive (unwanted) thought & become anxious i.e obsesssion. and to get rid of obsession patient rinse hands multiple times,this activity is called compulsion. OCD affects 3% of population & equally affect both men & women exact etiology of OCD is unknown risk factor – heredity, environmental factors, alteration in serotonin(neurotransmitter) person”s daily life is affected by OCD too, due to spend most of the time to resolve obsession. OCD is curable. Need to proper medication. Like SSRI CBT Therapy
(trying to pull patient’s attention in another direction) . Thank You