Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder many people have heard about but may not necessarily know about. OCD affects the young and old, as well as the rich or poor, and black or white. Every individual dealing with this disorder copes in a specific way which may be different than the way others cope. This disorder causes many people to become a little paranoid and phobic. OCD does not occur in every person and some obsessions are not looked upon as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
People usually spend about an hour and a half a day thinking about their compulsions or obsessions.Keeping things routine may seem very difficult for a person dealing with OCD. High anxiety helps a person cope with this disorder. Checking up on things is normal. A person feels the need to respond with an obsessive thought, or every now and then,
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Washing hands is one of the many customs a person with obsessive compulsive disorder does throughout the day.
A normal person could wash their hands as necessary as opposed to a person with OCD constantly washes thiers to feel clean. Self harm or harm towards others cause a person to be monitored as much as possible. Having things in a certain way is important but to a person with OCD they will examine and rearrange items multiple times until they feel it is how they want it to appear.
Inhibitors are used to help slow down OCD symptoms. SRIs often need higher doses on a daily in the treatment process of OCD than in depression and may take 8-12 weeks to start working. Therapy can be the most effective treatment for adults and children with OCD. Treatment for this disorder can come in many types but medication and therapy are most common.Antidepressants usually take several weeks to work but are given to help cope with the symptoms a person is