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OCD And Major Depression Disorder
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There are various mental illnesses that a certain individual can be diagnosed with. One of those mental illnesses is the major depression disorder. But you also have to consider that proper tests must be undergone before a person is to be diagnosed with certain disorder. This major depression disorder can be identified to a patient together with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and this situation can only make the symptoms of each disorder worse. This has a great probability to make the obsessions and compulsions of OCD patients hard to cope with and hard to treat.

Major depressive disorder is a disorder where a certain individual feels being sad beyond the normal emotions. Once a patient is identified to have major depressive disorder, he is suffering from an excessive depressed mood or lost of interest and appetite on the things and activities they have normally and habitually done. These symptoms may last for two weeks and even until for a month. Symptoms usually experienced by patients of major depressive disorder include loss of appetite or eating a little and even eating a lot, sleeping too much or sleeping less, having low energy, feeling of unworthiness or improper and inappropriate guilt, having difficulties maintaining and retaining focus and the recurring thoughts of death or even suicide. For a patient to be identified with major depression disorder, he must be manifesting four of the mentioned symptoms.

About seventy five percent of patients diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder experience and suffer from major depression disorder in certain times of their lives and of the disorder. Common cases happen where the symptoms of major depression disorder arise after the onset of the obsessions and compulsions of OCD. This concludes that the depression suffered by the patients is caused by symptoms which affect their performance in school and in their work.

Also, patients and health takers must bear in mind that the link between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Major Depression Disorder may also be caused by specific factors which are psychological and biological. Both OCD and major depression disorder may be caused by certain dysfunctions in the brain receptors thus certain parts or region of the brain is being affected which cause the behaviors every patient exhibits. Patterns of thoughts and behaviors are also one of the common symptoms found on both disorders. Research and study also explain that the depression is caused by the obsessions and compulsions of the disorder and also the obsessions and compulsions of the patients are being triggered by depression.


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