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Obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder

By on Mar 12, 2012 in article on OCD, Mental health awarness | 3 comments

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.
Sejal Desai

    3 Comments

  1. What about disorder related to vegetative person which type of that disorder is called and how to tackle a vegetative person ?

    Jeetesh Mehta

    March 15, 2012

  2. @Jeetesh Mehta – Vegetative disorder is one of the type of Bipolar Depression. Vegtative depression- too little emotion, negative perception,Tendency to underthink,passive behaviour,slowed down mental state and is physically low, sucidal,There are other elements like :

    Vegetative Depression with Anxiety – various vegetative domain characteristics (Such as irrational worry) may manifest as anxious distress, a state of nervous tension by over reacting to events.

    Vegetative Depression with Psychosis – charactristics are (excessive guilt) may manifiest as delusional thinking or hallucinations, in which the patient may see him or herself as deserving or punshiment(like tracked by agent for an imaginary crime)

    There are plenty of them wich can be assoiciated with the charateristics of vegetative Depression like personality complication or mania…

    Regarding How to tackle this kind of personality is bit challenging for the family as it is affecting them too !! However, it is also depend on the severity! so for example Moderate: Patient is able to function at work,and in reationships,and in genereal is able to meet obligations, but is in a state of constant struggle, find little joy in life, and may be fearful of the future.

    people who are suffering from Bipolar Disorder, they first must consult the psychratisrt and then depending on the severity of the case they will suggest medication and then they need a prorper psychotherapy.

    In my next article I will be explaing more about Biploar.

    Hope this information helps!! Thank you for your question…

    Sejal desai

    Mindfield

    March 15, 2012

  3. Thanks for Reply Waiting to read of your articles and thankx again

    Jeetesh Mehta

    March 19, 2012

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