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    How to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder?

    Please check in this page to know about obsessive compulsive disorder and how to deal with it. Few suggestions from our ISC experts may help you.

    Some people are having obsessive compulsive disorder. They will be doing too much of a particular activity inspite of knowing that they should not do like that.

    For example some people are too much particular for cleanliness and order. They will spent a lot of time in that and still they will not be satisfied. There are others who are too much bothered for hygiene and will wash their hands many many times in a day more than what medical practices demand.

    How to deal with such obsessive habits? Can such people change it?
  • #146754
    Obsessive compulsive disorder is controlled through the suggestive affirmations of "letting it go". OCD relies on mental instinct where brain gets suggestion that we are in control and we can control the outcome. Unlike depression this is opposite of negative thinking where optimistic suggestive thoughts try to control inner and physical actions to be of certain specific order.

    People who are in OCD are slowly subjected to see things they don't want to do differently or perfectly. They are being exposed to the habit which forces them to perform in a certain way. You can see that OCD takes a lot of time to get over. As the OCD has it's set of the anxiety. Person with OCD is usually treated for both OCD and the anxiety symptoms.

  • #146764
    It is difficult to summarise everything about obsessive-compulsive disorder management here. A simple way is to start the therapy early as results would be better. Many therapists do not jump to medicines in the first instance.

    The accepted mode of initial therapy is to assess the patient, detail history regarding the class of event or act that they are obsessed with and what their fears or reasons are for the same.
    A form of therapy called as Cognitive behavioral Intervention often helps. Here basically, the person is exposed to the act that arouses their fear and obsession and then slowly attempts to curtail their response. For instance, touch public benches or door handles leading to repeated handwashing with the fear that they are dirty. slowly, they are encouraged to accept that, its Ok as others also touch and then reduce the time spent in washing hands.

    Then comes Aversion therapy.Some people have an aversion to sand and dust, they are exposed to this along with the therapist to ally their fears.

    Based on the case Group therapy sessions and some anti-depressant medications are also used.
    It is important to acknowledge the problem and seek professional assistance followed by regular psychological counseling support as it is difficult to overcome OCD quickly.

  • #146766
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. It is characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviours. you feel forced to do the things.
    OCD causes the brain to get stuck on a particular thought. For example, you may check the locked door 20 times to make sure it's really locked or you observe 20times whether your wardrobe is locked or not.
    The treatment for OCD is cognitive-behavioural therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder will have two components: 1) exposure and response prevention, and 2) cognitive therapy.
    Exposure and response prevention for OCD
    It involves repeated exposure to the source of your obsession. After that, you are asked to refrain from the compulsive behaviour. For example, if you are a compulsive hand washer, you might be asked to touch the door handle of a restroom and then you are not allowed to wash your hands. As you wait for some time without washing, the thought of ]washing your hands will gradually go down.

    The cognitive therapy component concentrates on the catastrophic thoughts and exaggerated sense of responsibility. A big part of cognitive therapy for OCD is teaching you healthy and effective ways of responding to obsessive thoughts.
    In addition to cognitive behavioural therapy, the following treatments are given for this problem.
    Antidepressants are sometimes used in conjunction with therapy. However, medication alone is not very effective.

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  • #146777
    OCD is a type of abnormal behaviour and is generally acquired during the upbringing period of a child though some psychologists believe that it could be a hereditary related syndrome also.
    Once a part of a personality the OCD traits are difficult to get rid of as they are deeply embedded in our thought process.
    This disorder manifests differently in different persons but in some it is more pronounced then others.
    When it is related to overactivity or anxiety then probably the mind relaxing drugs would be useful.
    In fact if the person can be handled by explaining normal behaviour and with sustained practice starts improvement in his habits then drug therapy is not required. A counselling by a psychologist will be sufficient in such cases. Only thing is it takes lot of time to come to normalcy.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #146850
    OCD results from excess anxiety and it may grow at a very low stage from one's childhood. Parents are sometimes responsible for creating panic situations at their households and as a result of being over panicked and frustrated, their kids may suffer from this abnormal diseases. Apart from this, this disease may run from heridetry as well.
    The affected child remains under undue stress and despite repeated counsellings, it becomes rather difficult for them to give up the undue anxiety. However, the abnormality can be tackled by offering mind relaxing drugs for a certain period along with psycological session where they will be taught how to address their problems. No doubt, the guardians and the concerned Doctor have to handle the cases with extreme caution and in course of treatment, patience is not lost. The affected person may slowly relinquish the negative thoughts with the proper support of the health provider. However, earlier the treatment starts - it would be better. Parents should maintain positivity and their healthy set of behaviour would play a significant role in combatting this disease with which their children are suffering.

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