The low mood Intrusive thoughts, rituals, preoccupations, and compulsions. A patient with OCD may have an obsession, a compulsion, or both. We wonder why some people act so weird and unusual when they do certain things repeatedly without any logic and couldn’t stop themselves from doing it, they find it very agitated, tiring, discomfort to stop from doing so like washing hands, bathing, cleaning, redoing things that don’t need to be done to see more perfectionism in what they do. // They tend to spend hours together repeating and doing the same things and actions. Having no control over certain behavior and thoughts that it goes on in a loop without a break makes life difficult and tiresome having no room for other aspects of living making individuals anxious, tired, restless, and stuck.
It is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by the prevalence of two major phenomena Obsessions and Compulsions. Almost 0.8% of the Indian population get affected by this disorder mostly in their late 20’s and it is seen in both genders and males tend to have an earlier onset. Some studies say that this is more prevalent among people of high social living and people with more IQ levels.
Males and females are equally reported as compulsive checkers. The celibacy rate was found to be 40% for men and 39.6% for women in those who suffer from OCD. The prevalence of OCD in general population is 2-3% which means 2-3 persons in every 100 persons have OCD. Usually seen in age groups of above 20 years but also in some cases at early ages of 2 years old.
There are certain disorders that are quite similar to OCD that presents in doing repetitive behaviors and mental tasks and acts somehow reduce their anxiety which are considered in the obsessive spectrum of disorders like Hoarding disorder (extreme difficulty in parting with possessions), Body dysmorphic disorder (extreme dissatisfaction with body shape/part etc), Trichotillomania or hair-pulling disorder (Picking up one’s hair and sometimes eating them), Excoriation or Skin picking disorder. OCD can also be seen with other disorders like depression, phobias, Tourette’s disorder, etc
OCD is a treatable disorder, so it’s important to seek help as soon as you notice you or someone you know is going through these issues and symptoms. Our experts with solid knowledge helped many individuals overcome OCD with the best and most advanced treatment plans that are holistic and effective in helping individuals find their health and mindful peace back.
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