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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - The Daily Star


#1

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity.
An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person’s mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.
A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that someone feels they need to carry out to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.
For example, someone with a fear of their house being burgled may feel they need to check all the windows and doors are locked several times before they can leave the house.
OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some people with OCD may spend an hour or so a day engaged in obsessive-compulsive thinking and behaviour, but for others the condition can completely take over their life.

http://www.thedailystar.net/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-54847


#2

I have been officially diagnosed with OCD, its an awful illness.

What gets to me are the Intrusive Images/Thoughts, I also have all kinds of Contamination Fears.

Antidepressant treatment is how it is usally treated, and I cannot take Antidepressants, so I manage through with some CBT.


#3

I have intrusive sexual thoughts… It’s hard bc I don’t go out in public bc of it…


#4

I have violent, sexual and religious intrusive thoughts currently. I’ve compulsively checked, straightened, and mentally chanted since being young. True @Wave, terrible to live with.


#5

…./:smile: …15151515


#6

ocd sucks big time.
take care :alien:


#7

I have an obsessive thought disorder too… Starting therapy