Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Grace J

What is the disorder?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a type of an anxiety disorder where a person takes their feelings and emotions to the extremes as they deal with anxiety, depression, and worry.

Signs and Symptoms of O.C.D.

  • Compulsions
  • Scary Thoughts
  • Obsessions
  • Rituals- urge to do something
  • Worry about everything
  • Serotonin is blocked from the brain
  • Becoming preoccupied with harmful, dangerous, wrong, or dirty thoughts

How does it affect someone?

O.C.D. controls the person's life and causes worry. It is an illness.

Other forms or names?

OCD

How is it diagnosed?

  • Doctors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists

How is it treated?

To treat OCD you can receive therapy from special doctors. This type of therapy is Cognitive-Behavior talk and exposure and ritual prevention.

Ask yourself these questions...

  • Do you feel you have to check, repeat, ask, or do over and over again?
  • Do you feel you have to do things a certain number of times, or in a certain pattern?
  • Do you have worries, thoughts, images, feelings, or ideas that bother or upset you?