Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- what is it?


-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, most commonly referred to as O.C.D. is a form of anxiety where an individual has obsessions- frequent, upsetting thoughts. Ex: having a fear of germs or a fear of being hurt or a a fear of a tragic event that may occur in the near future.


-People who have O.C.D. have an overwhelming urge to repeat certain rituals or behaviors, these are called compulsions. Ex: washing hands, counting, checking on things, or cleaning.

Symptoms

unwanted, repetitive, and intrusive ideas, impulses, or images, having any of the above examples of obsessions and/or compulsions.

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Total Constant Order- book

-In the book, Fin would constantly wash her hands and if the ritual was ever interrupted she would start over.

-Fin would also think in numbers, whether it be counting certain objects, counting syllables, or patterns.

I would recommend the book Total Constant Order to anyone interested in learning about the daily life and the struggles of an individual who suffers with this disorder.
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