OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness where patients with this disease feel that they need to re-examine things. OCD patients perform certain actions regularly or have some idea that they move around frequently. People with OCD often count things out of some normal activities, whether or not washing hands frequently or closing doors and windows. Some of the OCD patients find it difficult to throw away unnecessary or old forests. These activities are to such a degree that they often endanger their normal life and their daily life becomes negatively affected. Although most adult OCD patients realize that their strange behaviour is not understood, they may still just stop.
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Experts in this disease say that OCD affects about 2.3% of people worldwide at some point in their lives. Symptoms usually start after the age of 35, although there are many people who develop symptoms of OCD even before the age of 20. Men and women are equally affected by this disease.
If you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, there are many ways you can help in recovering from this disease. One of the most powerful strategies to end OCD rituals that turn on your obsession.
Symptoms of OCD
- Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs or have troubled thoughts about contaminating others.
- Excessive checking of things, such as appliances, locks, and switches.
- Excessive prayer or participation in religious rituals- which are triggered by fear.
- Collecting junk and not disposing of them.
- Thinking about sexually explicit, violent thoughts and images.
- Frequently checking family members and loved ones to see that they are safe.
Prevention of OCD
Don’t Avoid Your Fears It may seem like a wise decision to avoid your obsessive thoughts, but in reality, the more you do this, the scarier you feel. Therefore, it is best to expose yourself to your OCD triggers and then try to resist the urge or urge to carry out your relief-seeking OCD ritual. If the resistance becomes too difficult on your part, try to reduce the amount of time you spend doing them. It has been observed that the more often you expose yourself to your OCD triggers, your anxiety should also lessen and you will soon find that you begin to realize that you are more in control than you are with your OCD rituals.
Restart Your Meditation When you are dealing with the urges and thoughts of your OCD, try turning your attention to something else. You can go for walks, exercise, surf the web, make phone calls, play video games, and more. The important thing is that, whatever you do, enjoy doing something for at least 20 minutes, to delay your reaction to the compulsive thoughts.
Hopefully, OCD Urges By anticipating your obsessive and compulsive urges, even before they arise, you can help get rid of your OCD. Whatever the compulsive thought, pay extra attention to the first-time job. So that when the urge to do or urge later arises, you will find it easier to re-label the thought as an obsessive disorder. The cause of this mental illness is unknown. However, according to doctors, both genetic and environmental factors play a role in developing the disease.