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Perceiving The Symptoms Of OCD
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An individual diagnosed or suspected to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may have obsessions, which are recurring and unwanted thoughts and compulsions, which are patterned behaviors or actions. Knowing the symptoms of OCD can possibly help manage the disorder as early as the detection took place.

If an individual is suffering from obsessions, it is better to seek the help and advice of a doctor specialized in that field. Obsessions must be properly addressed to doctors. There is no definite and exact treatment for these recurring thoughts there are various tips recommended for patients to take and consider. A healthy body must be maintained through a healthy and balanced lifestyle, intake of supplements and vitamins, avoidance and limit if alcohol intake and elimination of sugar and caffeine consumption. It is also recommended to have 20 minutes of relaxation time every day.

Obsession is characterized by unwanted and recurring thoughts that are not necessary in an individual’s daily life, thus, is considered as a disturbance. Examples of this are frequent hand washing because of the fear of being contaminated and irresistible worry of a past occurrence. Symptoms of obsessions always bring stress and anxiety to the patient. There is also the presence of attempts to stop the existing symptoms especially the recurring thoughts. The thoughts presented are sourced from one’s imagination and not on any other external factors associated in him.

On the other hand, compulsions are characterized constant checking and rechecking whether appliances have been put off or lights have been turned off. Counting on a pattern and repeating words over and over again are symptoms of compulsion as well. These symptoms and indicators are considered to be compulsions if they come with no reason, beyond normal and affect the normal way of living of a certain individual. Stress and anxiety also result because of the symptoms of compulsion

Children with compulsions are also affected. Their performance in school is not that well because they cannot focus on their tasks and their relationships with their friends are also affected. Children with Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder would rather go alone than to be bullied by their friends because of their condition. There is also a higher probability that they will be experiencing mood swings because of their behaviors and thoughts.

If compulsions and obsessions occur or are suspected to be experienced, they must be immediately consulted to a doctor or a specialist in the field so that proper recommendations and treatments may be given.


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