Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)“A place for everything and everything in its place”

The forth most common mental disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder Is a condition where the sufferer uses excessive self-grooming, common systems include hand washing, ordering, checking, praying, and counting.

All of these can be resisted but only with great difficulty and when they are resisted it is usually only for a very short time, the urge to check returns very hurriedly.

This condition affects a lot more people, in one way or another, than is listed or on a treatment course, in fact it is the forth most common mental disorder it is diagnosed nearly as often as asthma and diabetes, but saying this, some one who is a meticulous, perfectionist is not necessarily someone suffering from OCD.

Many psychological and biological factors may come together before Obsessive compulsive disorder is diagnosed.

Even compulsive hoarding is a form of OCD

Having this mental disorder can in its turn add to increased apprehension and nervousness and even lead onto depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

It should never be looked upon as “A funny quirk” just imagine you have a job to do and you cant rest until its done, so you do the job, but you are still left with the feeling that’s its still not done so you do it again and again until you are happy its done, unfortunately this feeling of completion is short lived and so, before very long you have to do it again.

Throughout the day you come across many “Jobs” to do, this is what it is like to have this condition.

You don’t have to be a individual with a lower IQ to suffer in fact its claimed that patients have a higher then average IQ, indeed many famous people have this predicament, these include in history, Benjamin Franklin, Mrs Beeton, Samuel Johnson and the aviator Howard Hughes. a great fear of germs is common among OCD patients.

He would even throw out a can of beer

Footballer David Beckham has mentioned many times of his struggle with OCD he would often count all his clothing many times, all magazines on a table has to be in meticulously straight line, he would even throw out a can of beer if he had five in the fridge so as to leave an even number.

The sayingA place for everything and everything in its place” Meaning the notion that everything should have a place to be stored in and that it should be tidily returned there when not in use, takes on a whole new aspect to a sufferer of OCD so you see this is not a modern day disorder in fact that saying can be dated back to the 17th century in 1640 G. Herbert wrote “All things have their place, knew wee how to place them.”


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