Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviours (compulsions).
How Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Ruin Your Life?
OCD Disorder can affect people in different ways. Some people may spend much of their day carrying out various compulsions and be unable to get out of the house or manage normal activities. Others may appear to be coping with day-to-day life while still suffering a huge amount of distress from obsessive thoughts. Some people with OCD may carry out their rituals and compulsions in secret or make excuses to avoid social interaction so they can complete compulsions. The severity of OCD differs markedly from one person to another. Some individuals may be able to hide their OCD from their own family. However, the disorder may have a major negative impact on social relationships leading to frequent family and marital discord or dissatisfaction, separation or divorce. It also interferes with leisure activities and with a person’s ability to study or work, leading to diminished educational and/or occupational attainment and unemployment.
What are Symptoms Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
- Unwanted thoughts
- Repeatedly going over thoughts
- Difficulty Falling Asleep
- Excessive Worry
- Emotional Distress