Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Jake Ashabraner-5th Period -10/14/2016

The definition of OCD

OCD-anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).

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The causes of OCD

OCD is genetically inherited.It comes a variety of of genes. Slight changes in in the brain structure, neo chemistry ,and circuitous can cause OCD. People with relatives who have OCD are more likly to have OCD.


Having obsessive concern with dirt and germs. Frequently hand washing,grooming,and showering in a certain manner.Arranging things in a certain manner and being anxious if they are disturbed.considering certain numbers good and others bad. having severe anxiety if normal routines are broken.daydreaming.Getting upset over minor issues


From the 14th to the 16th century in Europe, it was believed that people who experienced blasphemous, sexual, or other obsessive thoughts were possessed by the Devil. Based on this reasoning, treatment involved banishing the "evil" from the "possessed" person through exorcism. In the early 1910s, Sigmund Fread attributed obsessive–compulsive behavior to unconscious conflicts that manifest as symptoms. Freud describes the clinical history of a typical case of "touching phobia" as starting in early childhood, when the person has a strong desire to touch an item. In response, the person develops an "external prohibition" against this type of touching. However, this "prohibition does not succeed in abolishing" the desire to touch; all it can do is repress the desire and "force it into the unconscious".


OCD cant be cured but can be managed, use prescribed medications, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
There are no gender or age tendencys
What OCD Feels Like