Obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder, also known as OCD, is a state where a person has such unreasonable and unmanageable obsessions and compulsions that they can not perform their day-to-day tasks.
Most of us stick to the same schedule day to day. Most people follow a routine with their mealtimes or bedtimes. It is normal for someone to like things a certain way, such as all their books organized by author. These are mild obsessions that do not interpose with a person’s everyday life.
Nevertheless, if one constantly feels the need to scrub their hands even if they have already done so six times, or if one avoids contact with others thinking that their breath or skin is filled with germs, this is inordinate compulsion. This type of obsessive behavior can affect your social life, and your career.
OCD Anxiety Disorder affects roughly 2% of the population. OCD behavior is ordinarily brought on because of a heightened sense of danger or harm. Affected individuals are compelled to perform their compulsions over and over because of their inflated feeling of fear.
Numerous Types of OCD
There are five different types of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Here are the basic fears that tend to bring out obsessive-compulsive behaviour:
· Aversion to Dirt and Germs — Nicknamed the ‘Washers and Cleaners’, these patients are always worried that they will get dirt or germs on them. These people are mad with fear over contracting an illness or infection. These people wash their hands repeatedly, take showers more than once a day and are continually cleaning their residence, even when they have just done it.
· Terrified of Calamity — An inordinate feeling of impending doom follows these patients wherever they go. Checkers live with inordinate fear that failure to re-check things (doors, on and off switches) over and over will bring harm to themselves and others. They create routines that are often so comprehensive that there is no time left in their day for everyday daily tasks.
· Fear of Disorganization — The ‘Orderers’ are forever organizing and re-organizing things in their home and at work. They spend a lot of time organizing things and feel very distressed if their things are rearranged, moved or even touched.
· Dread of Terrifying Ideas — This sort, the ‘Obsessionals’, cannot escape their thoughts, which tend to involve detailed ideas of harming themselves or a loved one. To banish their unpleasant thoughts, they may sing a word over and over or count to the highest number they can.
· Fear of Getting Rid of Things — The ‘Hoarders’ possess an extreme fear of getting rid of anything in their home. These people even hold onto garbage, because ‘you never know if you might need it someday’. Hoarders may also keep things that are in fact useful, but will collect so many of them that they will never use them all.
Doctors believe obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder to be an emotional disorder. Early developmental disturbances, illness, depression, chemical or brain dysfunction, and genetics have all been listed as potential causes of obsessive compulsive disorder. No one specific cause has been identified for OCD, so the treatment depends on the patient.