Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Lily Maguire
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
OCD is a type of anxiety disorder.
Signs and Symptoms
- Worrying about things not being " In Order" or "Just Right"
- Worrying about losing things, sometimes feeling the need to collect these items when they seem useless to others
- Becoming preoccupied with whether something could be harmful, dangerous, wrong, or dirty.
How does OCD affect someone?
People with OCD feel strong urges to do certain things repeatedly in order to make extra sure that things are clean, to banish scary thoughts, or trying to ward off the bad things they dread. OCD interferes with their everyday life.
What are other names or forms for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Other names for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are OCD.
How is OCD diagnosed?
A doctor such as a psychologist has to ask you questions about obsessions and compulsions.
How is OCD treated?
A type of talk therapy called cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) offers specific methods, called exposure and response prevention ( ERP) that work for people with OCD.
Many people with OCD find support groups help them feel less alone and lets them make friends with others who understand and are living with the same challenge.