Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that has been identified and studied in recent years. OCD can be an incredibly debilitating disorder if it is not addressed, treated, and managed properly.
OCD is a form of mental illness and people who suffer from OCD are “slaves” to their own obsessive, excessive and repetitive thought processes and physical actions. A person who has OCD is likely to feel tormented and harassed by fears and obsessive thoughts or behavior that they are unable to control.
Typically, someone who has OCD has an underlying anxiety disorder or perpetual nervousness that will lead them to experience an urgent need, making them perform certain activities, rituals, or behaviors before the anxiety will subside.
However, while the “rituals” performed may lead to a temporary respite of anxiety or panic, the obsessive thoughts will return to a person with OCD, leading them to perform said “ritual” again and again.
If someone has a serious case of OCD, large chunks of time can be taken up with this obsessive behavior and it can become very difficult to lead a normal life.
Finally, studies show that most people who suffer from OCD know that the obsessive behavior they are subject to is silly and unnecessary, however, the underlying mental causes for this illness will not allow them to stop.