Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Specialty of Psychiatry

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of distressing thoughts (obsessions) and recurrent and stereotyped behaviors (compulsions) behaviors persistently over time, causing anxiety and impairment of daily life. Although the subject is aware that their obsessions are irrational, you can not control but usually tries to suppress or relieve through compulsions. There are issues and topics of common obsession corresponding compulsions that cause the most common are: repetition and verification, the subjects who perform actions repeatedly by obsessive doubts (for example, ensure that is tightly closed for fear gas there is a burst); Cleaning, people who suffer from fear of contamination or have spread and are washed and cleaned with a disproportionate frequency; order, such as individuals needing that things are arranged according to a rigid or symmetrical order; or storage, which can not shake insignificant objects.

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