obsessive compulsive disorder

What is it

The excessive thinking that lead into repeating certain actions

Signs & symptoms

Signs may include

  • worries, or thoughts of rituals or compulsions
  • to check repeat, ask ,or do things over and over again
  • doing things a certain number of times in a certain pattern

how does it affect someone

ocd can give people excessive fear or worries about things out of place.

for example they might put things in a way others might find ridiculous like color order

how is it diagnosed

-psychiatrists will ask questions

-they will see how you react to specific questions

how is it treated

its treated through two processes one being CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy ) and ERP(exposure,ritual, prevention)