Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, according to Yoga therapy is a psychosomatic problem. Fears, trepidations, doubts, apprehensions, misgivings, worries, anxieties and superstitions all are common in daily life.

But, when these things like hours of hand washing or such as driving around and around the block to check that an accident didn't take place make become too much and make no sense at all. In such cases a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is done.


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OCD - Symptoms and Treatment

In this condition, it is as if one’s brain is stuck on a particular thought or urges that it just can't release. Oftentimes, folks suffering form Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) say the symptoms feel something like mental hiccups which refuse to go away. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a medical brain disorder which produces problems in information processing. It is not the sufferer’s fault. Nor is it the result of a "weak" or unstable personality.

Prior to the advent of modern medical advances and cognitive behavior therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was usually believed incurable. A lot of folks suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder continued to suffer, in spite of years of psychotherapy.

Usually persons suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) s have both obsessions as well as compulsions. Then again, oftentimes, such a person might have only one or the other.

Common Compulsions:

  1. Washing – Contagion fear of infection, dirt, etc.
  2. Checking – Feeling one has lost control of one’s aggressive urges
  3. Touching – Disturbing sexual thoughts or impulses
  4. Counting – Unwarranted religious or moral scruples
  5. Ordering / arranging – Being afflicted by illicit thoughts
  6. Hoarding or saving – A desire to have things " on the dot "
  7. Praying – Desire need to tell, ask, confess

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can occur in anybody of regardless of age. Not all Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) behavior means it is an illness. Some customs and habits such as bedtime songs, religious practices, are an appreciated part of daily life. Normal fears and anxieties, like contagion fears, could rise in times of stress, like when a family member is sick or dying.

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