How to Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety-related disorder (Anxiety), characterized by irrational thoughts (and obsessive thoughts) that lead to compulsive behavior.

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are sometimes aware of the fact that their obsessive behaviors are illogical, and they try to ignore or change them, but these attempts exacerbate distress and anxiety even more.

In conclusion, compulsive behaviors are, for them, mandatory to relieve distress. Obsessive-compulsive disorder may, at close times, revolve around a specific topic, such as fear of bacterial infection, for example.

Some people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, to feel safe, for example, wash their hands compulsively, to the point that they cause cuts and scars to themselves.

Despite the efforts and efforts made, disturbing and obsessive-compulsive thoughts are repeated and continue to cause distress and discomfort, and the matter may lead to behaviors that take the nature of ceremonies and rituals, representing a cruel and painful episode that characterizes the obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder:

Obsessive symptoms are repeatedly repeated thoughts, stubborn and involuntary, or involuntary impulses that lack any logic.

These whispers usually cause inconvenience and distress when trying to direct thinking to other things, or when doing other things.

Generally, these obsessions revolve around a specific topic, such as:

  • Fear of dirt or pollution
  • The need for arrangement and symmetry
  • Passive aggressive desires
  • Sex ideas or fantasies.

Obsessive symptoms include:

  • Fear of infection as a result of shaking hands with others, or in contact with items that have been touched by others
  • Doubts about locking the door, or turning off the oven
  • Thoughts of hurting others in a road accident
  • Severe distress in situations where items are not properly arranged or are not headed in the right direction.

Causes and risk factors for obsessive-compulsive disorder

There is no clear and explicit cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the central theories regarding the possible causative agents of obsessive-compulsive disorder include:

  • Biological factors: There is some evidence that indicates obsessive-compulsive disorder is the result of a chemical change that occurs in the body of the affected person, or in the performance of his brain.

There is also evidence that obsessive-compulsive disorder may be linked, too, to certain genetic genetic factors, but the genes responsible for the obsessive-compulsive disorder have not yet been identified and diagnosed.

  • Environmental factors: Some researchers believe that obsessive-compulsive disorder is caused by habits and behaviors acquired over time.
  • An insufficient degree of Serotonin: Serotonin is one of the chemicals necessary for the functioning of the brain. If the level of Serotonin is insufficient and inadequate, this may contribute to the development of OCD.

Certain research, during which comparisons have been made between pictures of the brains of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the brains of uninfected people, showed a difference in the pattern of brain functioning in both cases.

Moreover, it has been shown that symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder are diminishing and less severe in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and taking drugs that increase the effectiveness of serotonin.

  • Streptococcus in the throat: Research claims that obsessive-compulsive disorder developed in certain children after a sore throat (strep throat), caused by streptococcus in the throat.

But opinions are divided on the reliability of this research and should be supported by more evidence so that it is recognized that streptococcus in the throat can actually cause obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Risk factors

There are factors that may increase your risk of developing, or exciting, obsessive-compulsive disorder:

  • Family history
  • A life burdened with tension and stress