Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD is a neurological and psychological disease that affects a lot of people all over the world. Many people think that it is a sort of mind over matter type think when in all actuality it is an actual disease that can cause a person to live a diminished life. It hinders people from living normal lives and being able to have social and romantic partners. It is a crippling disease that can cause people to not want to leave their homes for fear of contamination or fear that something bad will happen to them.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety associated disorder that can have an adverse impact on a person's life. Some people think that OCD is all in a person's head and that it comes down to a mind over matter kind of concept. This is not true. People who have OCD really have to do the things that their mind tells them that they have to do or it will drive them crazy. There are different treatment options out there up to and including neurosurgery to correct the problem.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is known by two different symptom categories. It is known by obsessions and compulsions. "Obsessions are intrusive, recurring, unwanted, and aversive thoughts that often trigger compulsions that are repetitive, ritualized behaviors or mental acts that aim to reduce distress." (Endrass, Koehne, Riesel, & Kathmann, 2013) Logically people with OCD know that it is a superstition and that in reality not everything works that way, but then the OCD side of their brain kicks in and tells them no that that is the way that things are and that is the way that things work. For instance Scott has OCD. Every morning and every day throughout his day he has rituals that he has to do. His compulsions have to do with counting and with direction. When he plugs something into an outlet if he thinks of something bad he has to unplug the appliance and plug it back in and hope he doesn't think of anything bad.