May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 13th – OCD

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I have compulsive tendencies but I do not officially have OCD. Sometimes there’s a fine line.

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Obssesive Compulsive Disorder

Definition

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

Signs and Symptoms 

People with OCD may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.

Obsessions are repeated thoughts, urges, or mental images that cause anxiety. Common symptoms include:

  • Fear of germs or contamination
  • Unwanted forbidden or taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, and harm
  • Aggressive thoughts towards others or self
  • Having things symmetrical or in a perfect order

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person with OCD feels the urge to do in response to an obsessive thought. Common compulsions include:

  • Excessive cleaning and/or handwashing
  • Ordering and arranging things in a particular, precise…

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2 thoughts on “May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 13th – OCD

  1. I am so pleased that you are showing Mental Health Awareness. I suffer with Depression from time to time, “my Black Wall” hits me and well you know the rest. For far too long Mental Health Problems have been frowned on, I know from my late Mother she would say “pull yourself together” which made one feel far worse. At last we can speak about all the problems openly, and you are certainly helping, thank you.

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