OCD & Related
OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive disorder. Most people get bored, so they make a routine for themselves, but that is not why people with OCD are constantly perfecting everything. OCD is a mental disorder that involves sudden repetitive urges to do something in particular, that the person cannot stop, it’s like a constant circle of one thought that interrupts your daily routine, and it’s caused by anxiety. OCD involves obsessions and compulsions, obsessions are the ideas that run through the person’s mind constantly, and compulsions are how people react to their obsessions(usually some form of repetitive behavior).
OCD is usually linked to anxiety and depression, and becomes evident during adolescence. Some obsessions are...
- fearing germs(washing hands for hours)
- wanting to act violent to others
- fearing running over someone with your car
- constant religious thoughts and feelings
Unfortunately, there is no one cure for OCD. However, scientests have figured out that people with OCD probably either inherit it or it's because they have different levels of serotonin, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline. These are all neurotransmitters in the brain, and a a different amount than the normal in the brain cause other disorders such as anxiety and depression.
A main medicine used to treat OCD is clomipramine and other drugs.
PLEASE SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR MEDICATION.
The main therapy used for OCD is Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is when a trained professional helps patients understand their disorder and deal with it by things like developing hobbies.
- A million teens have this disorder
- It’s the 4th most common neuropsychiatric disorder
- 1 in 200 children and young adults have it
- 1 in 40 adults have it
- It’s more likely for a boy over a girl to have OCD, but equally as likely for a man compared to a women to have OCD
- Over 3 million Americans have OCD
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