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What is Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

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OCD, also known as Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of mental illness which leads to repeated thoughts; and the urge to do something over and over again.

 

The ‘obsession’ is concerning the recurring unwanted thoughts, while the ‘compulsion’ is the urge to do something multiple times.

 

The disorder can start from a really early age, while some people develop it at a later stage of life.

 

The obsession or compulsion habits might fluctuate or change with time.

 

You must be able to detect OCD correctly, as people often confuse it with their normal habits.

 

A doctor is the best person to consult in such a scenario.

 

He can not only correctly determine the status of your condition but also suggest the kind of treatment needed.

 

Many people ignore this disorder and several are not even aware whether they have it or not.

 

They unknowingly suffer in silence and don’t know that their condition is because of a neurological problem.

 

It is neither a matter of shame nor something to be afraid of, as a large amount of the population have this disorder.

 

According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability, worldwide; for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age.

 

Many other health conditions, such as anxiety issues, depressive episodes, attention deficiency, eating disorder; bipolar condition might also co-exist with OCD.

 

You must equip yourself with the causes, symptoms, prevention, myths and treatment related to the disorder.

 

It will not only help you diagnose your own self but will also help in detecting the disorder in a close friend or family member.

 

People with OCD already deal with a lot, which is why they need the support of their near ones.

 

Social stigma is a big issue, which is why many patients shy away from seeking medical help.

 

People need to understand that OCD is not something to be afraid of.

 

Only with proper knowledge and awareness can people detect and help the people already dealing with the disorder.

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