Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Signs and symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are many and clear.

But Yoga therapy says that only when the symptoms carry on, make no sense, result in a lot of distress, or inhibit regular functioning that they call for medical attention.

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1. Obsessions

These constitute thoughts, mental pictures, or urges which take place time and again, making a person feel out of your control. The individual does not wish to have these fancies. He even finds them troubling and invasive, and normally knows that they aren't really sensible. People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) usually worry a lot about dirt and germs. They can be obsessed ideas that they are being contaminated or might contaminate others. Or they are their obsessive fears of having unintentionally harmed another (probably when pulling the car out of the driveway), although they usually know this isn't reasonable.

2. Compulsions

People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) characteristically try to drive their away obsessions through compulsions. Compulsions are what the individual does again and again. Oftentimes, this may be according to certain fixed "rules." Those suffering from an obsession about contamination usually tend to wash continually.

They do this upto the point that their hands turn raw and inflamed. The individual might over and over again check that he has turned off the stove or iron. This is the result of an obsessive fear of burning down his house. He might have to count certain objects time and again due to an obsession about losing them.

3. Other Features of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms result in a lot of distress. Their acts consume plenty of time (over an hour a day), or interfere considerably with the individual's work, social life, as well as relationships. Most people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) understand at some point that their obsessions stem from within their own minds. They are not just unwarranted worries about real problems. They know that the compulsions they perform are excessive and unreasonable.

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