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What is OCD?

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2011-03-26 21:23:01
2011-03-26 21:23:01

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), is a disorder that is uncontrolable depending on the level of it. It is a struggle, an urge to have things perfect. I have OCD and I can't help it, I have to have literally everything perfect and I don't hate OCD because it keeps me right most of the time. Like I won't get into trouble for an untidy room because it would already be tidy because of the effect it has on me. But so cases of OCD have proven to be bad as in they do something wrong but they think it is right when it isn't. OCD is not something you can catch it is actually something in your Genes, probably passed down the family tree, also you cannot just catch it, either you have it or you don't have it, but some people just eventually grip onto it and it gradually builds up, its like tourettes its just uncurable.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder. It is noted by obsessions (persistent thoughts that produce fear, and general anxiety), and compulsions (repetitive behavior that is done by the individual in order to temporarily relieve obsessions). OCD is a fairly common disorder, especially in the US, and depending on the severity, can be treated with therapy, medication, or in very extreme cases, electroconvulsive therapy. It can be diagnosed using the DSM description, and rated using the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale.

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